The government publishes its response to the consultation (which ran until 19/07/2022) relating to the compensation provisions for compulsory purchase …

The government has published the following response to the consultation titled "Compulsory purchase - compensation reforms - consultation" (which ran for (approx) 6 weeks from 06/06/2022 until 19/07/2022):

Response document:

  • April 2023: Compulsory purchase - compensation reforms - consultation outcome (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).


  • The "Next steps" section towards the end of the above response document includes the following information:
    - "Reflecting consultee responses summited to questions 3 – 14, and the government response, the government will proceed with its direction proposal via primary legislation in the following way:
    >>> Certain public sector acquiring authorities ('eligible acquiring authorities'), such as local authorities, Homes England, Development Corporations and Greater London Authority, when exercising specified CPO powers will be able to seek from the Secretary of State, on a scheme-by-scheme basis, directions that the assessment of land value as part of a claim for compensation in the following types of schemes is to take no account of the prospects of planning permission being granted (hope value) or establishing appropriate alternative development via a Certificate of Appropriate Alternative Development:
    >>> >>> (i) affordable (including social) housing,
    >>> >>> (ii) education provision,
    >>> >>> (iii) health facilities."
  • Note: For more information about the above "Next steps", please view paragraphs 118-121 within the above response document.

Other sources of information:

  • June 2022: Compulsory purchase - compensation reforms - consultation (pdf print version of HTML webpage) (link).
    - Note: For more information about the above document, please view this post.