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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017

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Part 3Suspension of rights and enforcement

Suspension of rights relating to land

9(1)All private rights over land of which the nominated undertaker takes possession under paragraph 1 (1) or (2) or 7 are suspended and unenforceable for as long as the nominated undertaker remains in lawful possession of the land.

(2)The nominated undertaker may, in relation to a private right, direct—

(a)that sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to the right, or

(b)that sub-paragraph (1) applies to the right only to the extent specified in the direction.

(3)In this paragraph, “private rights” include—

(a)private rights of way over land,

(b)rights of common,

(c)easements, liberties, privileges, rights or advantages annexed to land and adversely affecting other land, including any natural right to support, and

(d)restrictions as to the user of land arising under a contract.

(4)Any person who suffers loss by reason of the suspension of a right under sub-paragraph (1) is entitled to be compensated by the nominated undertaker.

(5)Any dispute as to a person’s entitlement to compensation under sub-paragraph (4), or as to the amount of compensation, must be determined under and in accordance with Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1961.

(6)This paragraph applies to a private right which is for the benefit of Crown land if the Crown authority consents (and consent may be subject to conditions).

10(1)All general rights over land of which the nominated undertaker takes possession under paragraph 1 (1) or (2) or 7 are suspended and unenforceable for as long as the nominated undertaker remains in lawful possession of the land.

(2)The nominated undertaker may, in relation to a general right, direct—

(a)that sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to the right, or

(b)that sub-paragraph (1) applies to the right only to the extent specified in the direction.

(3)In this paragraph, references to “general rights” over land are to—

(a)rights to access land (however expressed) which are exercisable as a result of section 2(1) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 or an enactment mentioned in section 15 of that Act,

(b)other public rights over land which are conferred by an enactment, and

(c)rights exercisable as a result of trusts or incidents to which a common, town or village green, open space or allotment is subject.

Enforcement

11(1)Section 13 of the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (refusal to give possession to acquiring authority) applies for the purposes of this Schedule as if—

(a)references to the acquiring authority were to the nominated undertaker,

(b)references to compensation payable to the person refusing to give possession were to compensation payable under this Schedule, and

(c)in subsection (1), for “this Act” there were substituted “Schedule 16 to the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017”.

(2)In the case of Crown land, that section does not, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1), apply as against the Crown authority for that land.

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