Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

Compulsory Purchase - New Roads

Our team are experts in all matters relating to land assembly and compulsory purchase. We act for scheme promoters and affected landowners from initial consultation through to the settlement of compensation claims.

Land assembly is an essential element of all regeneration, transport and infrastructure projects. Our team’s experience ensures we are best placed to provide the most appropriate strategy to ensure significant cost and programme savings, and minimise risk.

For scheme promoters

We advise on CPOs for housing and regeneration projects, Transport and Works Act Orders, Highway Orders and Development Consent Orders throughout the UK.

Our services include:

  • Landowner and statutory consultation;
  • Negotiation of access licences for surveys;
  • Valuations for property cost estimates;
  • Negotiation of option and compromise agreements;
  • Expert Witness services at public inquiries, hearings and at the Upper Tribunal;
  • Development and implementation of acquisition strategy; and
  • Negotiation and settlement of compensation claims

 

For affected landowners

We advise businesses, developers, farmers, rural landowners and residential property owners. Our team ensure the impact of compulsory purchase is mitigated and negotiate fair compensation on our client’s behalf.

Our services include:

  • Responding to pre-application consultation;
  • Negotiating compromise agreements;
  • Challenging the compelling case for the use of compulsory purchase powers;
  • Advising on statutory blight;
  • Negotiating fair compensation; and
  • Providing assistance with relocation requirements

We’re currently acting for landowners affected by High Speed 2, Crossrail, Thames Tideway Tunnel and various regeneration-focussed CPOs throughout the UK.

For further information please contact us via email : utilities@gateleyhamer.com or call 0121 212 7860.