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COMPULSORY PURCHASE FORUM

Compulsory purchase is the process by which local and national govenments obtain land and premises for development purposes when they consider it is in the best interests of the community. This leads to not only disenfranchisment of existing land owners, but also mistrust within the community. CfPS is of the view that existing compulsory purchase laws are not compatible with the Human Rights Act.

The law relating to compulsory purchase is far too complex for a briefing of this nature, thus the abundance of specialist in this field of litigation. The whole process is that more complex by the inclusion of a provision to allow an owner of an interest in land, to require the local authority to purchase that interest, if that land is affected by a planning decision.

The basic principle is that to aquire the land composition for a development to take place the Secretary of State or the local authority can compulsory purchase the required land. In addition to this land can be compulsory purchased where historic buildings are in bad repair.

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