Acquisitions and CPOs

The city council acquires land and property in order to assist in the implementation of schemes such as removal of unfit housing, site assembly for redevelopment and economic regeneration, construction of new highways and improvements to existing highways and any other purposes for which land and property is required.

In all cases the city council will try to acquire land and property by agreement but where necessary compulsory purchase orders will be made in order to allow a scheme to be progressed.

Making a compulsory purchase order is a statutory procedure that gives the city council the power to compulsorily acquire all of the land and property required for a scheme. However the powers can only be used if approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government following the consideration of any objections received.

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