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Crowley (t/a Contraband Discount Stores) v. Liverpool PSDA Ltd [2007] R.V.R. 125

DATE: 14 Feb 2007

The first Lands Tribunal CPO compensation claim arising out of the £1bn Paradise Project regeneration scheme in Liverpool city centre.



The claimant, the owner of a discount retail store whose premises were acquired under the Liverpool City Council (Paradise Street Development Area, Liverpool) Compulsory Purchase Order 2003, sought £1.7million in compensation. The defendants, the acquiring authority and its development partner, argued that the true value of the claim was £240,000. Following a two-week hearing, the Lands Tribunal determined the value of the claim at £700,000.


David Elvin QC, Tim Mould QC and Charles Banner appeared for the defendants, Liverpool City Council and Liverpool PSDA Ltd