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Avon Weir Act 1992 (c. v)

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26Power to acquire new rights only

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Corporation may for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, altering, renewing and using the works, or for the purpose of obtaining access to the works or for the purpose of doing any other thing necessary in connection with the works, acquire compulsorily such new rights as it requires over any of the land delineated on the deposited plans and described in the deposited book of reference instead of acquiring that land under section 25 (Power to acquire lands) of this Act.

(2)The Act of 1965, as applied by this Act, shall have effect with the modifications necessary to make it apply to the compulsory acquisition of new rights under subsection (1) above as it applies to the compulsory acquisition of land so that, in appropriate contexts, references in the Act of 1965 to land are read as referring, or as including references, to the new rights or to land over which the new rights are, or are to be, exercisable, according to the requirements of the particular context.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) above, in relation to the acquisition of new rights under subsection (1) above—

(a)Part I of the Act of 1965 shall have effect with the modifications specified in Schedule 3 to this Act; and

(b)the enactments relating to compensation for the compulsory purchase of land shall apply with the necessary modifications as they apply to such compensation.

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