Are you affected by a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)?
Local Authorities and government agencies in England have powers under various acts of Parliament, to buy land that is not necessarily for sale by the owner. These are called ‘compulsory purchase’ powers and are important for local authorities and other public bodies to use in order to buy land that is needed to help social and economic changes.
For example, compulsory purchase orders are often used for regeneration and urban renewal, where the Housing Act 1985 gives local councils the powers to buy empty housing for clearance or renovation. The Highways Act 1980 also gives councils the power to buy land to develop local road schemes.
Do you know your rights both to object to a CPO and to maximise your compensation entitlement?
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