Compulsory Purchase

We can advise on all aspects of compulsory purchase and the principles of compensation.  We have advised on a number of town centre regeneration schemes.  We also often act for objectors and can advise on strategy, tactics and compensation which are usually the key issue for any third party affected by Compulsory Purchase Orders.  We can also advise on challenges to Compulsory Purchase Orders, procedures and underlying planning permissions.

In particular, we can advise on the following aspects:

  • The operation and compensation flowing from compulsory purchase notices and blight notices
  • Applications to the Upper Tribunal for compensation arising in respect of compulsory acquisition powers
  • Advice to acquiring authorities upon the drafting and promotion of Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Advice on the principles of compensation in relation to the basic rules of valuation and pursuant to the Lands Compensation Act 1961, Transport & Works Act and other public acts/orders
  • Advice in relation to objections and compensation claims pursuant to HS2 scheme to be submitted to Parliament