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Town Development Act 1952

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Extension for purposes of town development of certain powers of council of receiving districtE+W

5 Authorisation of council of receiving district to exercise their powers for benefit of other areas.E+W

The council of a receiving district may, for the purposes of town development within the meaning of this Act . . . . . . F1, take, whether within or outside their area, any action which apart from this section they could lawfully take if it were for the benefit of their area but which is not, or may not be, for the benefit thereof.

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6 Additional powers of acquiring land. E+W

(1)Where in the case of any land which is in an area with respect to which a development plan within the meaning of [F2the M1Town and Country Planning Act 1971][F3has become operative under the M2Town and Country Planning Act 1947][F2the M3Town and Country Planning Planning Act 1962 or the Town and Country Planning Act 1971], but which is not designated by the plan as subject to compulsory acquisition, the Minister is satisfied—

(a)that the land is required for a purpose connected with town development within the meaning of this Act, and

(b)that it is necessary in the public interest that the land should be acquired under this section notwithstanding that it is not designated by the said plan as subject to compulsory acquisition,

he may authorise the council of a receiving district to acquire the land compulsorily in accordance with this section.

(2)If during the period before such a development plan as aforesaid has become operative under the said Act of 1947 with respect to any area, the Minister is satisfied that the acquisition under this section of any land in that area is expedient for a purpose connected with town development within the meaning of this Act, he may authorise the council of a receiving district to acquire the land compulsorily in accordance with this section.

(3)Where the Minister has power under the preceding provisions of this section to authorise the council of a receiving district to acquire any land compulsorily, he may, if after consultation with that council and the council of the county in which the receiving district is situated, he thinks it expedient so to do, authorise the land to be so acquired by any other local authority instead of by that council.

(4)The [F4Acquisition of Land Act 1981]shall apply to the compulsory purchase of land under this section and, accordingly, shall have effect . . . F5

(5)This section shall be construed as one with [F2Part VI of the said Act of 1971] (which contains provisions as to the acquisition and disposal of land for planning purposes).

[F6(6) For the purposes of any enactment (including any enactment contained in this Act) which contains a reference to [F2section 112 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971] or a reference which (by virtue of that Act or of section thirty-eight of the Interpretation Act 1889) is to be construed as, or as including, a reference to that section, this section shall be treated as forming part of [F2section 112 of the said Act of 1971] and shall in particular be so treated for the purposes of [F2section 119(1), section 132(2) and section 133(1) of that Act.]]

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