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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 sale negotiations

Advantages of negotiating a sale with the acquiring authority. 

CPO compensation claims

Compensation after a compulsory purchase order is made 

Occupier objections to a CPO

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

Mitigation works

How acquiring authorities can mitigate against the effects of CPOs. 

Public inquiries

Procedure for inquiries over objections to CPOs. 

Judicial review

Procedure for judicial review of CPO decisions. 

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