26 September 2017
Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) allow certain bodies to obtain land or property without the consent of the owner. A CPO is a tool used to facilitate developments that are considered to be in the public’s interest and on land the owner does not want to sell. This quick guide provides a background to CPOs; legislative powers, competent authorities, the objection process, compensation and devolution of CPOs.
New Publication: The Planning Series 15 – Compulsory Purchase Orders (PDF, 1,494KB)
National Assembly for Wales Research Service