October 2015

Housing and Planning Bill: A watershed moment or another missed opportunity to make Compulsory Purchase clearer, faster and fairer?

Housing and Planning Bill introduces changes to the compulsory purchase process, but does it achieve the Government’s stated aim of making the process clearer, faster and fairer?


Housebuilders granted route to obtain compulsory purchase powers

The Housing and Planning Bill has opened the door for the first time to housebuilders obtaining their own compulsory purchase powers. It might be the biggest game-changer of all, and will increase calls for housing-led projects to be promoted as Development Consent Orders..