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Compulsory purchase reform declares Sharma

by Paul Addison on September 29, 2017 No comments

With a plot of streamlining and accelerating the compulsory purchase process, Alok Sharma, the housing and planning minister, has broadcasted a fresh package of measures.

This in theory should be allowing local authorities and other organizations to obtain land needed for development and infrastructure projects.

Alok Sharma said the following:

“This government is committed to making compulsory purchase simpler, fairer and faster.  

“That is why the measures we are introducing include a clearer way to assess compensation – replacing obscurely worded legislation and over 100 years of confusing case law.

“We are also introducing a new form to make it easier for claimants to get the compensation they are entitled to, and help acquiring authorities get the information they need to assess claims more quickly.”

Additionally, procedures in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 have taken effect, also with the aim of accelerating the process.

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