compulsory purchase


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compulsory purchase

purchase of a house or other property by a local authority or government department for public use or to make way for development, regardless of whether or not the owner wishes to sell
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Conwy County Council chiefs meet next week over whether to use a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to buy the derelict Colwyn Bay Market Hall on Princes Drive.
Forbes and two other residents face having their homes bought by Aberdeenshire Council under compulsory purchase laws.
In a report to councillors, director of regeneration Marie Fallon says the council will continue to negotiate but a compulsory purchase order may be needed.
Yet nearly four years on, having threatened compulsory purchase of the site unless Wrefords accepts its relocation offer, English Partnerships has yet to put this into practice.
For example, water pipes are laid under statutory rights under the Water Industry Act 1991 and a road bypass will have its own compulsory purchase order through the Acquisition of Land Act 1981.
The compulsory purchase compensation was set by the district valuer at PS40,933.
As a precaution at yesterday's council executive board meeting , councillors agreed to allow the authority the power to make a compulsory purchase order for the two flats.
A compulsory purchase is not a process that the council begins lightly but the building is too important to be left without the care and maintenance it deserves.
A key scheme is a new western gateway but council officials still need to acquire 17 properties on Walker Road and members of the executive will be asked to use compulsory purchase powers at a meeting on Wednesday.
She said: "No compulsory purchase orders are in place to acquire any owner-occupied properties.
At the same time an agreement will be concluded with the Developer and the Welsh Development Agency so that the land can be acquired if necessary through exercise of the WDA's compulsory purchase powers.
But SNP spokeswoman Roseanna Cunningham said the SNP's plans differed from Labour's "hope and hype" approach by focusing beyond the issue of compulsory purchase.