[Form referred to in Standing Orders 13 and 61]
Form of notice to owners, etc.
Dear Sir or Madam,
[Short title of bill]
We [have applied] [intend to apply] to Parliament [this] [next] session for leave to introduce this bill.
We understand that you have an interest in the property mentioned in the Table set out below and that your interest is as stated in Part[s] I [and II] of that Table. If the bill is passed, the property mentioned in Part I of the Table, or a right to use it, will be liable to be acquired compulsorily under the powers of the resulting Act [and the property mentioned in Part II of the Table will be liable to the imposition of an improvement charge].
A plan [and section] relating to the purposes of the bill, together with a book of reference relating to it, [was] [were] [will be, on or before 20th November] deposited for public inspection with [here insert the officers of the local authorities with whom deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 27].
A copy of so much of the plan [and section] as relates to [here insert the parish or other area in accordance with Standing Order 36] in which the property in which you have an interest is situated, together with a book of reference relating to it, [has been] [will be on or before 20th November] deposited for public inspection with [here insert the officers of the local authorities with whom deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 36].
On that plan the property [is] [will be] designated by the number or numbers in the Table set out below. If that Table contains any error or misdescription, please let us know as soon as you can.
Copies of the bill, or the relevant parts of it, [have been] [will be on or before 4th December] deposited for public inspection and for sale at the [here insert the several offices at which deposits have been or are to be made in accordance with Standing Order 4A].
[We intend that the bill shall provide that, notwithstanding section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845, you may be required to sell and convey a part only of your property, numbered [here insert number or numbers] on the deposited plan].
[We intend that the bill shall exclude section 92 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 and shall substitute for it a provision—
(a) restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a house or building to cases where the part
can be taken without material detriment to the house or building; and
(b) restricting the power of acquiring compulsorily a part only of a garden belonging to a house
to cases where the part can be taken without seriously affecting the amenity or convenience of the
You may object to the bill by submitting a petition against it. If you wish us to do so, we shall be glad to let you know the latest date on which you may submit a petition in either House of Parliament.
For the moment we can let you know that the latest date for submitting a petition against a bill is—
(a) in the first House, [here insert current date] in the case of the House of Lords, and [here insert
current date] in the case of the House of Commons; and
(b) in the second House, the tenth day after that on which the bill receives its first reading in
In the case of a late bill, the rule in paragraph (b) above applies to a petition in either House. If the latest date turns out to be a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas day, a bank holiday or a day on which the House does not sit, the latest date may be postponed.
We enclose for your use copies of the standing orders of both Houses of Parliament relating to the time and method for submitting petitions in opposition to bills.
If you need any further information, or any help in preparing a petition, you should get in touch with the Private Bill Office in either House (telephone number 020 7219 3231 in the House of Lords and 020 7219 3250 in the House of Commons).
Schedule referred to in the foregoing notice, describing the property therein alluded to
|Parish or other area as the case may be||Number on plans||Description||Owner||Lessee||Occupier|
Property [rights to use] which may be acquired compulsorily
Property on which an improvement charge may be imposed
[Form referred to in Standing Order 45]
Form of estimates
†It shall not be necessary to include an estimate of this item where the promoters are not a local authority
*The estimate should be accompanied by an engineer's report as to age, extent, condition and value of the work, divided under suitable headings
|Purchase of land, minerals and permanent rights|
Easement for works, e.g., way-leaves for sewers, water pipes, etc.
|Laying out and levelling land (specifying purposes and nature of works)|
|Work on foreshore|
|Buildings (stating, generally, their nature and construction)|
|Boats (stating, generally, their character) †|
|Bridges (stating, generally, their character and type of construction)|
|Waterways (including canals and inland navigations)|
|Ferries (specifying type)|
|Furniture and movable equipment †|
|Harbours, docks and piers (including quays and wharves)|
|Machinery not included under other headings (stating, generally, its character)|
|Railways, other than light railways|
|Roads and streets (stating, generally, character and method of work)|
|Sea defence works (stating, generally, their character and materials to be used)|
|Sewage disposal works|
|Tramways, tramroads, light railways, and public service vehicle and trolley vehicle undertakings|
|Tunnels (other than railway tunnels)|