Compulsory purchase

Compulsory purchase guidance:

Duty to achieve best consideration General duty Under section 123(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972), principal authorities, defined in England as councils...

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Local authorities who have acquired land for a statutory purpose must hold that land for that purpose. They can only change the purpose for which they hold...

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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime provides for the grant...

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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime provides for the grant...

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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime provides for the grant...

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The Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) introduced development consent orders (DCOs) for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). The regime provides for the grant...

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Context The compulsory purchase system is based on the principle that an owner of land or rights compulsorily acquired or interfered with is entitled to...

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If authorised to do so by the Secretary of State, a local authority (LA) has power under section 226(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), to acquire...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for...

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Introduction There are a large number of statutory provisions which grant compulsory purchase powers for specific purposes to specified bodies, see Compulsory...

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Context Where a ‘qualifying person’ objects to a proposed compulsory purchase order (CPO) to which the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (ALA 1981) applies, and does not...

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Context When an acquiring authority proposes, as part of a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to which the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 (ALA 1981) applies, to acquire any...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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High Speed 2 (HS2) is a proposed new high-speed rail network, from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds. The government hopes it will improve the...

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Context The confirmation of a compulsory purchase order (CPO) does not vest title in the land subject to the CPO in the acquiring authority, nor does it...

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