Compulsory Purchase of Land (Written Representations Procedure) (Ministers) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 2594 of 2004). | Land Portal

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These Regulations set out the written representations procedure that may be used for deciding whether to authorise the compulsory purchase of land in England and Wales. They apply only when the acquiring or confirming authority is a Minister of the Crown. The procedure may only be used for compulsory purchase orders that are subject to the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 and not subject to special parliamentary procedure. When there are objections to authorising compulsory purchase, the written representations procedure may be used as an alternative to holding an inquiry or hearing.

Implements: Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (Chapter 67). (2017)
Amended by: Compulsory Purchase of Land (Written Representations Procedure) (Ministers) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 253 of 2018). (2018-02-26)

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