Maritime Area Planning Act 2021

Amendment of section 37 of Act of 1999

190. Section 37(4) of the Act of 1999 is amended—

(a) in paragraph (a), by the insertion of “section 34(1A) or (1B) or” after “constructed under”,

(b) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (a):

“(aa) Where there is a connection made between a direct line constructed under section 34(1A) and the transmission system of the transmission system operator, the Commission shall, on the application of the transmission system operator, direct the owner of such direct line to transfer the ownership of the direct line to the transmission system operator on such terms, including terms as to compensation, as may be agreed between the transmission system operator and the owner of the direct line or as may be determined by the Commission.”,


(c) by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (b):

“(b) In default of agreement between the Board, or the transmission system operator, and the owner as to compensation (and save where such compensation is determined by the Commission under paragraph (aa)), such compensation shall be assessed under the provisions of the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act 1919 , and for this purpose the Board, or the transmission system operator, as appropriate, shall be deemed to be a public authority.”.