Draft updated guidance on compulsory purchase and the Crichel Downs Rules for the disposal of surplus land acquired by, or under the threat of, compulsion.
This draft compulsory purchase guidance has been updated to reflect legislative changes and case law since 2004.
The document also includes guidance on the separate, but related, issues of purchase notices and the Crichel Down Rules on the disposal of surplus land acquired by, or under the threat of, compulsion. There have been no substantive changes to the Crichel Down Rules, only some minor updating of references to public bodies.
We would welcome comments on the draft guidance both in terms of its format and content. Any comments should be submitted by 9 June 2015 to:
CPO guidance team
Department for Communities and Local Government
Third Floor, NE
2 Marsham Street
We are separately consulting on proposals to make the compulsory purchase regime clearer, faster and fairer. See the consultation paper.