Harbours Act, 1996

Compulsory acquisition of land.

16.—(1) A company may, in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 6 of the Fourth Schedule , acquire compulsorily any land (whether situate within or outside its harbour) or any interest in or right over any such land, for the purposes of ensuring the implementation of any scheme of development of its harbour or any part thereof which, in the opinion of the company, would prove impracticable without the land, interest or right concerned being included in the scheme.

(2) (a) The provisions of paragraphs 7 and 8 of the Fourth Schedule shall, where appropriate, have effect in the circumstances set out in subparagraph (1) of the said paragraph 7 for the purposes of vesting land in a company.

(b) The making of a vesting order by virtue of paragraph 7 of the Fourth Schedule shall not of itself prejudice any claim to compensation made after the making of the order in respect of any estate or interest in or right over the land, or any part thereof, to which the order relates and, accordingly, the provisions of paragraph 6 of the Fourth Schedule shall apply to such a claim.