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Compulsory Purchase Orders

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to amend the law regarding compulsory purchase orders. [130987]

Part 7 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill, currently before Parliament, includes provisions to amend the planning compulsory purchase power at section 226 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and to introduce a new loss payment to enhance compulsory purchase compensation. A further six amendments to the Bill were tabled on 17 September 2003 to provide for improvements to compulsory purchase procedures and compensation arrangements. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will consult shortly on the details of a further proposed amendment to the Bill relating to advance payments of compensation for land subject to mortgage.The Law Commission is also considering how best to codify, consolidate and modernise the existing complex and convoluted legislative base, and is expected to produce its final recommendations in January 2004.