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(1)The Lord President of the Council may authorise the Authority to purchase compulsorily any land required for the exercise and performance of their functions, and the [F1Acquisition of Land Act 1981] and the M1Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947 shall apply F2. . .:
Provided that the Authority may be authorised under this subsection to purchase compulsorily a right to place any pipe across land, whether above or below ground, and to use, repair and maintain that pipe, without purchasing any other interest in the land, and, in relation to the compulsory purchase of any such right, the said Acts and the enactments incorporated therewith shall have effect as if references (whatever the terms used) to the land comprised in the compulsory purchase order were construed, where the context so requires, as references to the land across which the pipe is to be placed, and references to the obtaining or taking possession of the first-mentioned land were construed as references to the exercise of the right.
(2)The Authority may, if it appears to them necessary or expedient for the due exercise and performance of their functions, place any pipe in any highway and repair and maintain any pipe so placed, and for those purposes open and break up the highway .
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(5)[F5Section 4 of the Building Act 1984] (which exempts from building byelaws buildings of statutory undertakers other than houses, offices and showrooms) shall apply in relation to the Authority as it applies in relation to statutory undertakers.
(6)No requirements or restrictions imposed F6... by or under the corresponding provisions of any local Act, as to the erection, placing or making of buildings, erections or excavations, or the reconstruction of or alterations to buildings, and no requirement imposed by or under any enactment or by virtue of the common law as to the submission of plans and specifications and the giving of notices to a local authority or the presentation of a petition to a dean of guild court or any body exercising the functions of a dean of guild court, shall apply in relation to any building in Scotland belonging to or in the occupation of the Authority:
Provided that the exemption conferred by this subsection shall not extend to dwelling-houses.
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