Towards a Compulsory Purchase Code

Status: This project is complete. Our recommendations will not be implemented

The aim of this project was to review the law (legislation, case law and common law rules) relating to compulsory purchase of land and compensation, with particular regard to: 

  • the implementation of compulsory purchase orders
  • the principles for the assessment of compensation on the acquisition of land
  • compensation where compulsory purchase orders are not proceeded with
  • compensation for injurious affection, and
  • to make proposals for simplifying, consolidating and codifying the law.

We completed two consultations as part of this project:

  • Towards a Compulsory Purchase Code: (1) Compensation
  • Towards a Compulsory Purchase Code: (2) Procedure