The emergence of the Housing White Paper in February 2017 saw increased attention to the role of Compulsory Purchase Orders as a tool for regeneration.
Planning TV spoke to Michele Vas at Denton’s to gain a picture of the legal context behind CPOs, the legislation that enables CPOs to happen, and CPO guidance set out the government, outlining proper justifications for the application of CPOs for redevelopment projects.
Tayo Araoye at Westminster City Council spoke to us about CPO’s in the Local Authority context and the effective community consultation and engagement processes involved.
We discussed the role of CPO legislation in the NOVA Scheme in Victoria SW1 with Justin Black at Land Securities, a shared vision between Westminster and Land Securities, and how CPO negotiations facilitated engagement with the project.
The discussion continues as new measures are being explored to make CPO’s a quicker and more effective method for redevelopment and delivering good planning outcomes.