Compulsory purchase orders

The power to acquire land compulsorily derives from statute. Whether acting for an acquiring authority or for a landowner/potential objectors, surveyors in this field need to be familiar with:

Certain types of land may be protected, and whether a CPO is appropriate needs to be carefully assessed. There are procedures to follow, from the handling of objections through public inquiries to proceedings in the Upper Tribunal.

Compensation may be payable, both in situations where an interest in land is acquired, and where it is not. There are rules to follow for:

This section is maintained by Nick Carter, John Davies and Alice Stephens of JLL.