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Compulsory purchase orders

This content applies to England & Wales

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

CPO rules

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. 

Acquiring authority makes a CPO

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

CPO compensation claims

Compensation after a compulsory purchase order is made 

Objections and negotiations

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

Public inquiries

Procedure for inquiries over objections to CPOs. 

Judicial review

Procedure for judicial review of CPO decisions. 

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