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Clause 20—(Right To Compensation In Respect Of Planning Decisions)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1954

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I beg to move, in page 24, line 26, to leave out from the beginning, to second "that," in line 32, and to insert:

"at the time of that decision he is entitled to an interest in any land to which the decision relates which has an unexpended balance of established development value, and the value of that interest or, in the case of an interest extending to other land, the value of that interest in so far as it subsists in."
This is rather more than a drafting Amendment. The need for it arises from the fact that no compensation is payable unless the land has an unexpended balance. It is desirable to make it clear under Clause 20 that the title to compensation is dependent on the existence of such a balance. That is ensured by these words. The insertion of the words "at the time of that decision" is considered desirable in order to prevent any possibility of a claim being made by a person who has acquired the land only since the decision was made.

Amendment agreed to.