Compulsory Purchase

Compulsory Purchase powers are provided to enable acquiring authorities to compulsorily purchase land to carry out a function which Parliament has decided is in the public interest. 

We have specialist knowledge in Compulsory Purchase, Compensation and Land Assembly which means we are able to offer in-depth strategic advice to both acquiring authorities and claimants alike throughout the whole process. 

In what is a highly complicated and often misunderstood process we are able to offer the full range of services which include:

  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation for claimants
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation for acquiring authorities
  • Site acquisition and land assembly 
  • Expert witness services at Public Inquiry and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

Members of the GN2 professional team have over the last 30 years acted on some of the largest infrastructure, town centre and regeneration schemes in London and across the UK which has included:

  • London Olympics 2012
  • High Speed 1 (HS1)
  • High Speed 2 (HS2)
  • Thames Tideway Tunnel DCO
  • Hinkley Point C Connection 
  • Crossrail 1 
  • Thames Barrier Project
  • Silvertown Tunnel DCO 
  • London Power Tunnels 2 
  • Manchester Metrolink / Birmingham Tram Extension 
  • West Hendon Regeneration
  • Grahame Park Regeneration 

Acquiring Authority

If you are an acquiring authority wanting to use a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) or Development Consent Order (DCO) then we are able to advise both public bodies and developers on how to overcome land assembly issues and implement powers. 

Our range of CPO services includes:

  • Provide strategic advice as to the formation and promotion of the relevant powers.
  • Negotiate with statutory objectors
  • Property Cost Estimates for scheme budgeting
  • Acquisition strategies 
  • Implementation of CPO Powers
  • Assessment of Compensation Claims
  • Expert evidence for CPO inquiries and hearings
  • Expert evidence in tribunal cases, or alternative dispute resolution

For further information please contact

Tim Powell-Harper MRICS
020 7183 5916

Nick Moore MRICS
020 7183 6554