These Rules prescribe the procedure to be followed in connection with public local inquiries relating to the authorisation of compulsory purchase orders made under the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. They relate to orders where a Minister is either the confirming authority in the case of a non-ministerial order or, in the case of inquiries relating to a compulsory purchase order made in draft by a UK government Minister, the appropriate authority.
Implements: Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (Chapter 67). (2017)
Implements: Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (2004, Chapter 5). (2004-05-13)
Amended by: Compulsory Purchase (Inquiries Procedure) (Miscellaneous Amendments and Electronic Communications) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 248 of 2018). (2018-02-26)
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