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The purchase notice procedure provides landowners with a means of having land acquired by a local planning authority (LPA) where the land has become incapable of reasonably beneficial use. The purchase notice system is often referred to as 'reverse compulsory purchase', because the owner of the land can initiate compulsory purchase of its land by an authority and is paid compensation as if it were a compulsory purchase.
The procedure is not intended to provide a universal remedy whenever planning permission is refused but it is a ‘longstop’ in cases where no development can be carried out to make the land capable of reasonably beneficial use.
A notice can only be served following a:
refusal of planning permission or listed building consent
conditional grant of planning permission or listed building consent
revocation of planning permission or listed building consent by a 'revocation order' under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), s 97 or the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (P(LBCA)A, ss 23 or 26
modification of planning permission or listed building consent by the imposition of conditions through a 'modification order' under TCPA 1990, s 97 or P(LBCA)A 1990, ss 23 or 26
requirement to discontinue a use of land, or
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