Services for the acquiring authority

We understand that compulsory purchase is an important part of project delivery.

Our industry leading team has a wealth of experience working in partnership with local authorities and landowners, and ensuring the successful completion of your project.

Our services to acquiring authorities include:

  • Master planning and valuation advice on land use.
  • Budgeting of acquisition costs.
  • Project management, development partnerships.
  • Expert evidence at public inquiry.
  • Advice on objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order.
  • Negotiation of compensation.
  • Strategic handling of Certificates of Alternative Development.
  • Expert evidence to Lands Tribunal.

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Compulsory Purchase

Our industry leading team have a wealth of experience in dealing with compulsory purchase cases and we provide our first class services across the UK. If you have received a compulsory purchase order then we will guide you through the complicated process. Our team has experience dealing with a wide range of compensation claims and we will work with you to ensure you receive a fair compensation settlement. If you are applying powers, we will work with your team to provide advice throughout the project lifecycle to ensure that your scheme finishes on time and with minimal delays.

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Case Study: Compulsory Purchase Order paves the way for flagship superstore in Blyth

The supermarket in Blyth town centre was built in the 1970’s and had become outdated and obsolete. A large modern superstore on the edge of the town was undermining the town centre and the current operators were considering closing this store.

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Case Study: Acquisition of over 200 houses enables housing regeneration scheme

We acted on behalf of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council in the acquisition of over 200 houses, using Compulsory Purchase powers for a housing regeneration scheme in the Grangetown area of Middlesbrough.

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Case Study: £60million dual carriageway to improve opportunities for regeneration in key riverside sites

The Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor is a dual carriageway that will link the A19 with the Port of Sunderland and Sunderland city centre.  At the heart of the development is the New Wear Crossing, a multi-use bridge, due to be built across the River Wear.

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Case Study: Mixed-use regeneration scheme delivered without need for a formal CPO

We have provided strategic support and advice for Tees Valley Regeneration and Darlington Borough Council, since the inception of the Central Park scheme in 2002.

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Case Study: Extension of shopping centre provides Newcastle with more retail floor space

Our compulsory purchase team acted jointly for Newcastle City Council and Capital Shopping Centres as compensation valuers and letting agents for Eldon Square shopping centre.

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