Compulsory Purchase Orders
What is the Compulsory Purchase Order?
A Compulsory Purchase Order is when the government, Councils or utility companies in certain circumstances have a Statutory Right to buy your property or take a right over it. In order to exercise such rights the body must meet set criteria as laid down by statute, in particular the authority must prove the purchase is in the public interest.
An Applicant does not have power to acquire the land until the appropriate steps have been taken to confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order. The Applicants are also encouraged to agree with the landowner to acquire the land rather than attempting to acquire by compulsion. Only when an agreement cannot be reached will the body be in a position to move forward with a Compulsory Purchase Order.
Why are they required?
A CPO is primarily used in development that is considered to improve quality of life or as a public interest. Linked below is the ‘Statement of Reasons’ which outlines intentions specific to this scheme and why the land is required.
Statement of Reasons (PDF 400k)
Where can I find the Compulsory Purchase Order?
The Compulsory Purchase Order can be seen below, including copies of the schedules and plans, relating to the order. These documents will be available to view during the 6 week consultation period.
Confirmed CPO (PDF 17mb)