Purchase notices served under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Application form and guidance on the purpose of purchase notices, how it works and listed buildings and conservation areas


Model form for purchase notices

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A purchase notice is served by a landowner on a local planning authority requiring them to purchase land where planning permission has been refused or granted conditionally, or a revocation, modification or discontinuance order has been served, or where listed building consent has been refused or granted conditionally and the landowner claims that the land is incapable of reasonable beneficial use. Where the authority refuses to accept a notice they are required to refer it to the Secretary of State.

The guide explains:

  • purpose of purchase notices
  • how the system works
  • the Crown
  • listed buildings and conservation areas

Government guidance on Purchase Notice (as contained at pages 116 to 126 of CPO guidance)

Published 29 April 2013
Last updated 17 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Guidance changed for accessibility reasons

  2. Government guidance on Purchase Notice document added.

  3. First published.