Part IIILands

16Temporary possession of land

(1)In this section“the said lands” means the lands in the London borough of Camden specified in Schedule 5 to this Act, delineated on the deposited plans and marked “Limit of Land to be Temporarily Used” and “Limit of Temporary Working Site”.

(2)The Company may, for the purpose of enabling the Company to construct the works, enter upon and take possession temporarily of the said lands after giving to the owners, lessees and occupiers thereof not less than 28 days' previous notice in writing and may remove any structures or apparatus therefrom and may construct temporary works and structures thereon or may use any existing apparatus on the said lands for such purpose as aforesaid.

(3)The Company—

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

(b)shall not be empowered to purchase compulsorily or be required to purchase the said lands (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 lands the Company shall remove all works and structures erected by them on the surface thereof and shall, subject to any agreement to the contrary with the respective owners, lessees or occupiers thereof, reinstate the said lands so far as reasonably practicable to the condition in which they were immediately before entry thereon by the Company.