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  • Compulsory Purchase in Scotland: Plotting reform
    Planning & development

    Compulsory Purchase in Scotland: Plotting reform

    With the Scottish Planning Review nearing completion, we believe that the provisions of Scotland’s compulsory purchase order (CPO) legislation is, in many places, antiquated and fragmented, and is in need of significant reform, if not a full-scale overhaul.

  • Top 20: Mandatory behaviours for compulsory purchase surveyors
    Planning & development

    Top 20: Mandatory behaviours for compulsory purchase surveyors

    The majority of countries recognise the right to private property, so the infringement of that right requires the highest level of justification. However, compulsory purchase powers are essential in providing much-needed infrastructure, such as HS2 and Heathrow. Here are 20 behaviours, highlighted from our professional statement, that are required of surveyors advising on a compulsory purchase.