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Finance Act 2001

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Relevant land remediation

4(1)For the purposes of this Schedule relevant land remediation, in relation to land acquired by a company, means—

(a)activities falling within sub-paragraph (2), and

(b)if there are such activities, preparatory activity falling within sub-paragraph (4) which satisfies the condition in sub-paragraph (5).

(2)The activities referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(a) are the doing of any works, the carrying out of any operations or the taking of any steps in relation to—

(a)the land in question,

(b)any controlled waters affected by that land, or

(c)any land adjoining or adjacent to that land,

for the purpose described in sub-paragraph (3).

(3)The purpose referred to in sub-paragraph (2) is that of—

(a)preventing or minimising, or remedying or mitigating the effects of, any harm, or any pollution of controlled waters, by reason of which the land is in a contaminated state; or

(b)restoring the land or waters to their former state.

(4)The preparatory activity referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) is the doing of anything for the purpose of assessing the condition of—

(a)the land in question,

(b)any controlled waters affected by that land, or

(c)any land adjoining or adjacent to that land.

(5)Preparatory activity satisfies the condition referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) if it is activity connected to such activities falling within sub-paragraph (2) as are undertaken by the company (whether directly or on its behalf).

(6)For the purposes of this paragraph, controlled waters are “affected by” land in a contaminated state if, and only if, the land in question is in such a condition, by reason of substances in, on or under the land, that pollution of those waters is being, or is likely to be, caused.

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