This Ordinance defines conditions for and sets out the procedures for the acquisition of land for public purposes. “Public purpose” is defined by this Act but a purpose may be declared as such by the Governor in Council. Whenever any land has been declared in accordance with this Ordinance to be needed for a public purpose the Governor in Council shall direct the Attorney General to take proceedings for the acquisition of the land. The Act also provides for appeal against declaration of intended acquisition, temporary occupation of land and compensation.
Implemented by: Land Acquisition (Interest Rate) Regulations 2006. (2011-07-01)
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Saint Helena is a British Overseas Territory consisting of Saint Helena and Ascension Islands, and the island group of Tristan da Cunha.