(1) The Council may from time to time make by-laws requiring that when new buildings are erected, or any buildings are rebuilt or re-erected, or are substantially rebuilt or re-erected, such buildings shall not stand within fifty feet or less from the middle-line of any street or private street specified in the by-law.
(2) In the alternative, the Council may from time to time make by-laws requiring that any such buildings on one side of a street or private street shall not stand within one hundred feet or less from the opposite side line of the street or private street.
(3) Any such by-law may prohibit the adoption of any methods or devices for evading the spirit of this section.
(4) Every person having any estate or interest in any land on which the erection, rebuilding, or re-erection, or the substantial rebuilding or re-erection, of buildings is forbidden by the operation of any such by-law shall be entitled to full compensation, to be ascertained by a Compensation Court, under The Public Works Act 1981, for his interest in the land so affected if and when the land so restricted in use, being then without any building thereon above the level of the ground, has been by transfer or conveyance dedicated for street purposes to the Corporation for the whole interest of the claimant; and such claim shall be made only by the person lawfully making such dedication.
(5) If the Corporation at any time takes under The Public Works Act 1981, for street-widening or other purposes any land subject to any restriction imposed by any by-law, every person having any estate or interest in the land so taken shall have a claim in respect of such taking, but shall have no claim under the provisions of this Act.
(6) In assessing compensation in respect of any claim made in respect of land under the provisions of this section, or in respect of land taken for street-widening or other street purposes in the city, the Compensation Court shall take into consideration the necessity for or advantage of affording greater street space and the betterment accruing to the whole of the adjoining property of the claimant, and such betterment shall be set off against the compensation claimed.
(7) The powers conferred by this section are additional to those conferred by section one hundred and eighty-nine of the Municipal Corporations Act 1920.
The references to The Public Works Act 1981 in subsections (4) and (5) were substituted, as from 1 February 1982, for references to The Public Works Act 1908 pursuant to section 248(1) Public Works Act 1981 (1981 No 35).