‘Archaic’ CPO system needs to be updated, Richard Harwood OBE QC (Development Finance Today)

‘Archaic’ CPO system needs to be updated, Richard Harwood OBE QC (Development Finance Today)


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Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) can bewilder recipients and the system needs to be clarified. Two weeks ago, Hounslow Council used a CPO to acquire land that had been earmarked for a significant residential development.

However, Richard Harwood OBE QC, told Development Finance Today that while CPOs can be justified, the law should be made clearer for those on the receiving end.

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