HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 cc65-6W
Mrs. Shields

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to extend the terms of compulsory purchase orders to include adequate compensation for any inconvenience experienced by the owner of a property.

Mr. Tracey

[pursuant to his reply, Friday 20 March 1987]: In accordance with the Land Compensation Acts, the compensation payable for compulsorily purchased land already consists in most cases of the market value of the land (without taking into account the effect on that value of the scheme for which the land is being taken), a disturbance payment, and a home loss payment where the claimant is displaced from a home where he has lived for at least five years. The disturbance payment covers such items as the claimants's legal and surveyors' fees, removal costs and reconnection charges.