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PLANNING UPDATE: A complex process

04 April 2017  

Michele Vas explores current approaches to assessing compensation in the context of CPOs

The promotion of nationally significant infrastructure projects such as HS2, Crossrail and garden cities, together with the recent (and continued) support in the housing white paper for the use of compulsory purchase to assist in delivering housing, confirms that the use of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) will play an increasingly prominent role in the delivery of development. The inevitable requirement of exercising CPO powers is that those dispossessed of their land are entitled to appropriate and fair compensation.


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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Homes and Communities Agency v JS Bloor (Wilmslow) Ltd [2017] UKSC 12

    Pointe Gourde Quarrying and Transport Company Ltd v Sub-Intendent of Crown Lands [1947] UKPC 71

    Waters & ors v Welsh Development Agency [2004] UKHL 19