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This podcast serves to outline the important aspects of compulsory purchase law and practice. It gives a flavour of the history of compulsory acquisition, the powers that exist to acquire and guidance on how those powers are exercised. The podcast then goes on to address the process of objection and how affected individuals are properly compensated. The podcast ends with a review of the current case law and what policies the courts are guided by when determining disputes.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know where the statutory power to compulsorily acquire land comes from;
  • Understand what constraints are placed on the power of local authorities to compulsorily purchase property;
  • Understand the process by which an application is processed and objected to by the persons affected;
  • Appreciate the current political and judicial attitudes to the process of acquisition and redevelopment of land.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990;
  • Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;
  • Planning Act 2008;
  • Department of Communities & Local Government Circular 06/04: Compulsory Purchase and The Crichel Down Rules;
  • Acquisition of Land Act 1981;
  • Housing Act 1985;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Land Compensation Act 1973;
  • Land Compensation Act 1961;
  • Clays Lane Housing Co-Operative Ltd, R (on the application of) v Housing Corporation [2004] EWCA Civ 1658;
  • Prest v Secretary of State for Wales and another (1982) 81 LGR 193;
  • R v Secretary of State for Transport Ex p. de Rothschild [1989] 1 All ER 933;
  • London Borough of Bexley v Secretary of State for the Environment [2001] EWHC (Admin) 323;
  • Alliance Spring Co Ltd. & Ors v The First Secretary of State [2005] EWHC 18 (Admin);
  • Bennett v Secretary of State for Communites [2007] EWHC 737 (Admin);
  • Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993;
  • Michael & Ors v Secretary of State For the Communities and Local Government & Anor [2007] EWCA Civ 960;
  • Pascoe v The First Secretary of State [2006] EWHC 2356 (Admin).

This podcast is about the current law and procedure for compulsory purchase regime. It examines the history of the power to compulsory aquire, the process by which those affected can object, the question of compensation and current government and judicial policy in this area.

Podcast Added: 17/02/2009

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-05-28

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