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Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

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50 Minimum compensation in case of listed building deliberately left derelict. E+W

(1)Where the appropriate authority within the meaning of section 47—

(a)propose to acquire a building compulsorily under that section; and

(b)are satisfied that the building has been deliberately allowed to fall into disrepair for the purpose of justifying its demolition and the development or redevelopment of the site or any adjoining site,

they may include in the compulsory purchase order as submitted to the Secretary of State for confirmation a direction for minimum compensation.

(2)Subject to the provisions of this section, where the Secretary of State acquires a building compulsorily under section 47, he may, if he is satisfied as mentioned in subsection (1)(b), include a direction for minimum compensation in the compulsory purchase order.

(3)Without prejudice to so much of section 12 of the M1Acquisition of Land Act 1981 or, as the case may be, paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 1 to that Act (notices stating effect of compulsory purchase order or, as the case may be, draft order) as requires the notice to state the effect of the order, the notice required to be served in accordance with that provision shall—

(a)include a statement that a direction for minimum compensation has been included in the order or, as the case may be, in the draft order prepared by the Secretary of State in accordance with Schedule 1 to that Act; and

(b)explain the meaning of the expression “direction for minimum compensation”.

(4)A direction for minimum compensation, in relation to a building compulsorily acquired, is a direction that for the purpose of assessing compensation it is to be assumed, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the M2Land Compensation Act 1961, the principal Act, or this Act —

(a)that planning permission would not be granted for any development or re-development of the site of the building; and

(b)that listed building consent would not be granted for any works for the demolition, alteration or extension of the building other than development or works necessary for restoring it to and maintaining it in a proper state of repair.

(5)If a compulsory purchase order is confirmed or made with the inclusion of a direction for minimum compensation, the compensation in respect of the compulsory acquisition shall be assessed in accordance with the direction.

(6)Where such a direction is included in a compulsory purchase order or, as the case may be, in a draft order prepared by the Secretary of State, any person having an interest in the building may, within 28 days after the service of the notice mentioned in subsection (3), apply to a magistrates’ court F1. . . for an order that no such direction be included in the compulsory purchase order as confirmed or made by the Secretary of State.

(7)If the court to which an application is made under subsection (6) is satisfied that the building in respect of which the application is made has not been deliberately allowed to fall into disrepair for the purpose mentioned in subsection (1)(b) the court shall make the order applied for.

(8)A person aggrieved by the decision of a magistrates’ court on an application under subsection (6) may appeal against the decision to the Crown Court.

(9)The rights conferred by subsections (6) and (8) shall not prejudice those conferred by section 47(4) and (6).

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C1Ss. 47–50 modified by S.I. 1990/1519, reg. 13(1)

S. 50 amended (19.9.1995) by 1995 c. 25, ss. 70, 125(2), Sch. 9 para. 13(1) (with ss. 7(6), 115, 117, Sch. 8 para. 7)

C2Ss. 32-50 applied in part (Isles of Scilly) (with modifications) (2.10.2013) by The Town and Country Planning (Isles of Scilly) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/2148), arts. 1(1), 3, Sch. 1 (with art. 1(2))

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