Compulsory Purchase Orders in 2018: Policy, Process and Best Practice


In September 2017, the Government published updated guidance on the Compulsory Purchase process and Crichel Down Rules, as well as the new model claim form for claiming compensation. Meanwhile, reforms included in the Housing & Planning Act and the Neighbourhood Planning Act are currently being implemented.

Join Westminster Briefing on 25th January 2018 for an up-to-date brief on the latest policy and legal developments affecting Compulsory Purchase Orders and best practice in the use of CPOs.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Guidance on Compulsory purchase process and Crichel Down Rules
  • Model claim form for claiming compensation
  • Changes introduced by the Housing & Planning Act and Neighbourhood Planning Act
  • Choosing the right power and justifying a CPO
  • Preparing and making a compulsory purchase order
  • Consideration of CPOs
  • Implementing a compulsory purchase order
  • Determining compensation levels and the procedure for advance payments
  • Good practice in the use of CPOs: Overcoming barriers to development

The Event:

The morning will focus on the Compulsory Purchase process, including the Government's updated guidance and new model claim form for claiming compensation.

The afternoon session will examine best practice in the use of CPOs, addressing the main barriers in the current system and how to overcome them.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in compulsory purchase orders, including: planning & regeneration officers; elected members; developers; solicitors & land owners.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Thursday 25th January 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London (venue tbc)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“This government is committed to making compulsory purchase simpler, fairer and faster. That is why the measures we are introducing include a clearer way to assess compensation – replacing obscurely worded legislation and over 100 years of confusing case law. We are also introducing a new form to make it easier for claimants to get the compensation they are entitled to, and help acquiring authorities get the information they need to assess claims more quickly."

- Alok Sharma, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, DCLG, September 2017

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