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London Underground (Victoria) Act 1991

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16Temporary possession of land

(1)This section applies to the land delineated on the deposited plan and thereon numbered 11, 12 and 13 in the city of Westminster (hereinafter in this section referred to as “the said land”).

(2)The Company may, for the purpose of enabling them to construct the new passageways, enter upon and take possession temporarily of the land numbered 11 on the deposited plan and so much of the roof of and air space over the lands numbered 12 and 13 on the said plan after giving to the owners, lessees and occupiers thereof not less than one month’s previous notice in writing and may remove any apparatus and equipment thereon and may construct temporary works and structures thereon for such purpose.

(3)The company—

(a)shall not without the agreement of the owners, lessees and occupiers thereof remain in possession of the said land under the powers of this section after a period of three years from the date of entry thereon;

(b)shall not be empowered to purchase compulsorily or be required to purchase the said land (except such subsoil or new rights as they require under the provisions of section 12 (Power to acquire subsoil or new rights only in certain cases) of this Act).

(4)Before relinquishing possession of the said land the Company shall remove all works and structures erected by them on the surface or on the roof and in the airspace thereof as the case may be and shall, subject to any agreement to the contrary with the respective owners, lessees or occupiers thereof, reinstate the said land so far as reasonably practicable to its condition immediately before entry thereon by the Company.

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