This guidance is designed to assist those applying to seek authorisation for the compulsory acquisition of land or rights over land.
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This guidance is designed to assist those intending to make an application for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008 where their application seeks authorisation for the compulsory acquisition of land or rights over land. Its aim is to help applicants of major infrastructure projects understand the powers contained in the Planning Act, and how they can be used to best effect.
This guidance also advises on the application of the correct procedures and statutory or administrative requirements, to help ensure that the process of dealing with such orders is as fair, straightforward and accurate for all parties as possible. The guidance has been simplified and updated to reflect recent changes in the Planning Act legislation, particularly those resulting from the introduction of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013.