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Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs)

This content applies to England & Wales

This section looks at the definition of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs), and when CPOs are issued.

Introduction to CPOs

Compulsory purchase orders are the process by which a public authority can take land from the owner when the land is needed for some public purpose. 

Making a CPO

How the acquiring authority makes a CPO, notices that have to be served, getting possession and gaining further information. 

Negotiations

Advantages of negotiating a sale with the acquiring authority. 

Opposing a CPO

How to object to a CPO, and the relevant legal procedures. 

Compensation

How compensation is assessed and the need for mitigation of loss. 

Mitigation or accommodation works

How acquiring authorities can mitigate against the effects of CPOs. 

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