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Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

John advises on all matters relating to compulsory purchase and compensation including the Critchel Down rules. He promotes compulsory purchase orders through public inquires, including orders for mixed town centre developments, housing market renewal schemes and highway schemes. He appears in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in relation to compensation issues arising out of the compulsory acquisition of land.

His compulsory purchase and compensation work includes appearing at CPO inquiries on behalf of promoters and objectors. He represented the local authority and Tesco to acquire land for development including a superstore and on behalf of Liverpool City Council acquiring land as part of the Government’s housing market renewal programme. He has also advised in relation to compensation claims arising out of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (HS1) and the acquisition of wharf facilities in Medway.

He is currently advising a landowner affected by the proposed Northern Line Extension from Kennington to Battersea.

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