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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 Reform Lecture - London - for slides and papers -
Click  here for papers
CPA National - London - Tuesday 10th June 2014
Scottish CPA - Edinburgh - Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Click  here for papers
CPA AGM - London - Monday 20th October 2014 - click here for more details

News Feed

  • CPA is now accepting norminations for chairman, vice chairman, and 5 ordinary committee members for the coming year.  Click here for details

  • 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
  • Membership renewals are due on 1 January 2014 - click here
  • Scottish CPA met with the Scottish Law Commission on Tuesday 5 Novemer 2013
  • Tony Johnson Memorial lecture (Script) 2013 – by Norman Rose click here
  • To see the new members of the CPA National Committee click here
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation 10th Edition by Barry Denyer Green - For 20% discount click here
  • Peter McCrea is the new Surveyor Member of the Upper Tribunal, assigned to the Lands Chamber.
  • Research on use and success of CPO's - Report 1 and Report 2 from Bond Dickinson
  • Lands Chamber Rules came into force from 1st July 2013. - Please click here for more information

Reforms and Consultations Feed

  • 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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