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Guidance for acquiring authorities: can I use compulsory purchase?

Published: 26 Apr 2018
Part of:
Building, planning and design, Research
ISBN:
9781788518116

First in a series of guidance notes intended to provide information for acquiring authorities with no, or limited experience of compulsory purchase.

17 page PDF

233.9kB

17 page PDF

233.9kB

Contents
Guidance for acquiring authorities: can I use compulsory purchase?
7. Further Advice & Support

17 page PDF

233.9kB

7. Further Advice & Support

7.1. Acquiring Authorities considering the compulsory purchase of land should seek their own legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity.

7.2. General advice on CPO policy or CPO powers can be obtained from the CPO Policy Unit. However, specific queries about CPO Powers or the process of confirming CPOs should be addressed to the CPO Lead Officer for the relevant policy area. Full contact details for the CPO Unit and CPO Lead Officer network can be found at: https://beta.gov.scot/publications/compulsory-purchase-orders-contact-information/

7.3. In addition, Scottish Ministers strongly encourage Acquiring Authorities to utilise the free technical check that is available from the Scottish Government for any draft Order.

It is a useful process for Acquiring Authorities once a draft CPO and the associated documentation have been prepared, prior to the formal making of the Order and the placing of statutory notices and advertisements. See CPOGNAA/003 for more information on technical checks.


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