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compulsory purchase reform on the way – but is it enough?

29 May 2015

Whilst the Government’s proposed compulsory purchase reforms are welcome, they appear narrow and politically motivated, relating to perceived problems relating particularly to HS2 rather than taking the opportunity to simplify one of the most complex areas of law with statute dating back to 1845 still being operative.

The consultation process, which ends on 9 June 2015, provides no opportunity to raise the wider concerns regarding the state of compulsory purchase and compensation law. It is therefore hoped that the main professional consultees, including the Bar Council, the Law Society, the RICS and the Compulsory Purchase Association, all lobby to turn this into a much greater reform of the law than promised.

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