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Eminent Domain

The right of a government to force the sale of real estate by a private individual or corporation in certain cases. For example, if a municipality is building a road, it may exercise eminent domain to purchase the land along which the road is going to run. While the private owners are paid for these purchases, they may not refuse to sell. The term is most common in the United States. The concept is called compulsory purchase in the United Kingdom and compulsory acquisition in Australia.

eminent domain

The power of government to take land for the public good with the payment of just compensation.See condemnation.

Eminent Domain

The right of a government authority to take private property for public use and paying fair compensation to the owner.
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UNHAPPY Mustafa Behic, outside his kebab and pizza shop, which has been bought under a compulsory purchase order
That could only be done if the local authority used its compulsory purchase powers.
As a consequence hereof and in conjunction with the compulsory purchase process, the Board intends to take measures to de-list the Skandia share from the Stockholm and London Stock Exchanges.
ROY BRANNEN, A member of staff of the Scottish Ministers Transport Scotland, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF This is the Schedule referred to in the foregoing Notice dated 6th May 2015 relating to the A830 Trunk Road (Ranochan Bridge Improvement) Compulsory Purchase Order 2015.
Schedule 2, Part 1, Statement Of Effect Of Parts Ii And Iii Of The Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 Power to make general vesting declaration 7.
There is some private land and we will have to go through compulsory purchase to get it," said Coun Malcolm.
Any person aggrieved by the Housing Local Plan may make an application under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to the High Court on the grounds that the document is not within the appropriate powers and/or a procedural requirement has not been complied with.
A survey by the Hipperholme Preservation Society found that 2,024 out of 2029 people were against the idea put forward by Calderdale Council and they asked Cabinet to comment on any compulsory purchase order threat.
Planning inspector Sian Worden will listen to evidence from those for and against the compulsory purchase plans before giving a recommendation.
The HS2 company has announced its intention to compulsory purchase the 150-space car park and rear yard of the West Midlands Fire Service HQ in Vauxhall Road.
However, each of the options will mean compulsory purchase of some properties, and some property demolitions, while there might have to be major work done on the M25.
Birmingham City Council has now agreed a compulsory purchase of the Edwardian watering hole, along with the nearby former Concentric Controls factory.