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The Compulsory Purchase Association


Welcome to the website of the Compulsory Purchase Association. Its Members comprise a diverse range of professionals who are involved in CPO work.  The CPA has over 600 members.

New members are always welcome from
surveyors, solicitors, barristers, planners, accountants and others associated with the delivery or management of compulsory purchase. Want to join, click here

The CPA was created to bring together and channel the wealth of expertise in the subject of Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, to promote this important area of work and to foster a basis for best practice. In doing so it not only provides a sounding board for change in this sphere but makes comment and provides recommendations relating to relevant Law Commission, government department and other Reports and existing /proposed Legislation. It also promotes training and networking to share experience and knowledge. It is a fully independent and self funded organisation.




Events Feed

CPA Engagement Programme -  Tuesday 2nd June - London - click here for more details 

The 4th Young CPA - Training and Drinks Event - Thursday 21st May  -  click here for more details

The CPA National Conference - Tuesday 30th June -  click here for more details

News Feed

      This latter draft paper will replace circular 06/2004 and 13 other circulars for England

  • There is a new Law Commissioner responsible for the CPO project in Scotland: Caroline Drummond starts on the 2nd February and comes from Burgess Paull.

      A news release and consultee letter are also available. The date for responses is 19 June 2015.

  • Please note that The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has a new correspondence address:

       Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), 5th Floor, Rolls Building, 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1NL

  • On the 6th October 2014 the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant AM introduced the Planning (Wales) Bill to the National Assembly for Wales. The Bill is key to helping to deliver fairer, enabling and resilient planning services for the people and communities of Wales. Please click here for more information.

  • Government response to nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning regime.  Click here

  • Launch of planning practice guidance website. Click here
  • Redefining the Shape and Purpose of Town Centres report recommends use of CPO powers

  • HS 2 Bill announcement
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation 10th Edition by Barry Denyer Green - For 20% discount click here
  • Research on use and success of CPO's - Report 1 and Report 2 from Bond Dickinson

Reforms and Consultations Feed

  • Home Loss Payments thresholds under the Land Compensation Act 1973 will be increased from 1 October 2014. Click here

The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts)(England) Regulations 2014 comes into force for cases where the date of displacement is on or after 1 st October 2014.
The new limit for a Home Loss payment increases from £47,000 to £49,000 and the minimum amount increases from £4,700 to £4,900.
The regulation states;
Revision of prescribed amounts for home loss payment
2.  (1)  This regulation applies where the date of displacement is on or after 1st October 2014.
(2) For the purposes of section 30(1) of the Land Compensation Act 1973—
(a)the prescribed maximum amount of home loss payment shall be £49,000; and
(b)the prescribed minimum amount of home loss payment shall be £4,900.
(3) For the purposes of section 30(2) of the Land Compensation Act 1973, the prescribed amount of home loss payment shall be £4,900."

  • The Welsh Development Agency Act 1975 (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2013, which amends paragraph 6 of  Schedule 4 of the Welsh Development Agency Act to clarify the Welsh Government’s title cleansing powers, was passed in Plenary earlier this week and became effective on 20th November 2013.

  • Review of Planning Practice Guidance Consultation - click here

  • Further CPO Transfer to NPCU - click here
  • Transfer of CPO Work - click here
  • PINS Advertise for Inspectors - click here
  • Review of the way that changes of use are handled in the Planning System - click here
  • Localism Act CPO Changes - click here
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