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High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017

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Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 (c. 56)

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2(1)In its application by virtue of section 4(3), the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 has effect as if it were subject to the following modifications.

(2)Omit section 4 (time for exercise of compulsory purchase powers).

(3)In section 11(1) (power to enter on and take possession of land the subject of a notice to treat after giving not less than 14 days’ notice)—

(a)in a case where the notice to treat relates only to the acquisition of subsoil or under-surface of land or an easement or other right over land, for “fourteen days” substitute “one month’s”, and

(b)in any other case, for “fourteen days” substitute “three months’”.

(4)In section 22(2) (expiry of time limit for exercise of compulsory purchase power not to affect acquisition of interests omitted from purchase), for “section 4 of this Act” substitute “section 10(1) of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Act 2017”.

(5)In Schedule 3 (alternative procedures for obtaining rights of entry), omit paragraph 3(3) (requirement as to sureties in relation to bond for compensation).

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