The enforcement team currently have around 2,000 live cases to work through, and have sought compulsory purchase
orders on some 24.
"This was why it was confirmed during the consultation events and on a number of other occasions that there were no plans for compulsory purchase
of properties, because this was the case at the time.
He said: "This issue is well-known to the public, the majority of whom opposed the proposed compulsory purchase
Horizon says compulsory purchase
will only be used as a "last resort".
They're taking my livelihood away." It was in June last year when a compulsory purchase
order enabling the council to acquire land and buildings in the centre of Blyth was confirmed by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
That is why the Country Land and Business Association is calling for reform of the Compulsory Purchase
regime to protect us all.
The use of compulsory purchase
powers by a planning authority for the benefit of a commercial operator has been an area of some controversy before the courts recently.
OSCAR-winning actress Tilda Swinton yesterday called plans by Donald Trump to compulsory purchase
homes on the Menie Estate as "industrial bullying".
The first issue includes an extensive discussion of the U.K.s Planning and Compulsory Purchase
Act of 2004, legislation that was designed to improve the fairness of compulsory purchase
orders (eminent domain), including land purchased for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
UNTIL RECENTLY, compulsory purchase
appeared to be in danger of becoming an area of law and practice of little more than historic interest.
The council can now issue compulsory purchase
orders to acquire the land, although it says it will only do so after all other options have been exhausted.