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The reinstatement of land after compulsory purchase works can be challenging and landowners have no particular legal right to physical reinstatement. The over-arching principle of equivalence means that the acquiring authority should leave the affected landowner in, as near as possible, the same position after the works as he was in before. But it can choose to do that by paying compensation instead of carrying out reinstatement work.   It is important that this issue is discussed at the very […]