The reason why we have done this is as an act of defence against compulsory purchase
and to give everybody in the north-east an option to support the families under threat.
By instituting compulsory purchase
proceedings now, it should be possible to expedite the site assembly process so the site is available for development as soon as possible.
Andrew Boulter, compulsory purchase
expert and a partner at Underwoods, claims English Partnerships is abusing the current system and is putting unfair pressure on Wrefords to accept an unfavourable offer.
Above all, if you receive a compulsory purchase
order to purchase your land or a statutory notice to lay pipes or cables then call the RICS helpline for advice from a chartered surveyor.
Until this stage we cannot be clear about the number of properties which will be subject to compulsory purchase
Subject to the completion of the compulsory purchase
process, development is expected to start on site in late 2005 for substantial completion by Christmas 2008.
Such contracts would be enforceable with either financial penalties or compulsory purchase
Frank McKenna, chief executive of Downtown Liverpool in Business, believes compulsory purchase
powers should be used by the local authority if similar agreements cannot be reached in Ropewalks.
The 54-year-old father-of-three, who lives in Blyth with his wife, said: "They have only offered very low prices for the shop and because it's a compulsory purchase
order there's nothing we can do.
A specialist in compulsory purchase
has warned that while householders and large companies displaced by the route of the proposed high-speed rail link may be satisfied with the compensation they receive, small and medium-sized firms are more likely to suffer.
The Summer Row project, at the southern end of Wolverhampton city centre, would have involved the compulsory purchase
of 200 businesses and was to have been anchored by Marks and Spencer and Debenhams.
DICKINSON Dees, which has an office in Stockton, has published a groundbreaking report commissioned by The Northern Way, a partnership between three northern Regional Development Agencies, on the use of compulsory purchase
orders by local authorities over the last seven years.