Clause 12 - Extinction of rights over land

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 1 March 2016.

Alert me about debates like this

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Clause 12 relates to the extinction of rights over land and introduces schedule 15, which seeks to extinguish private rights and any general rights of access over land where such land is required for phase 1 of HS2. Those who suffer loss due to extinguishment would be entitled to compensation under the normal compensation provisions. Provisions for extinguishing rights have been included in the Crossrail Act 2008 and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Act 1996, and similar provisions apply to compulsory acquisition by local authorities.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 12 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 15 agreed to.