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Background to the CPA
In 2002 Tony Johnson, was invited to steer a working party which comprised representatives from The Law Society, the RICS, the RTPI, The Bar Council, IRRV and the CAAV to create an association that would bring together all interested parties. This culminated in a Constitution for an organisation which is now governed by an elected National Committee comprising officers drawn from across the professions together with co-optees who have appropriate, specialist skills to make a significant contribution. Members of the CPA are either ‘full’ or ‘corporate’ (public) which enables diverse contributions from both the public and private sectors. To view the CPA constitution click here.  To join, click here.

Our Objectives

The objectives for the CPA are to:
  • Establish a multi-disciplinary association of persons interested in compulsory purchase.
  • Enable free exchange of views, experience and advice.
  • Provide correspondence and newsletters to members by e-newsletters and  e-mails.
  • Promote lectures, seminars, and similar events, on compulsory  purchase  topics for both members and non-members.
  • Provide networking opportunities for members and liaise with Universities to provide assistance on compulsory purchase topics.
  • Act as  a  reference  point  and  sounding  board  for  Government,  the  Law Commission and others on compulsory purchase issues and proposals.
  • Promote best practice in all aspects of compulsory purchase.
  • Remain independent of all organisations so as to offer balanced and unprejudiced views and advice.
                The CPA brings together and channels the wealth of expertise in the subject of  Compulsory Purchase & 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.

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