Carter Jonas
Carter Jonas

Services for Authorities & Developers


Our Planning Team can provide planning advice to assess the prospects of whether planning permission for re-development could be secured in the “no scheme world” which can be taken into account in the assessment of compensation.

Whether we are working for the promoters of the CPO or the claimants, our approach is to work closely with our clients to fully understand the issues which are important to the client and tailor the advice to fit the client’s needs.

  • Advising on the powers available and the strategy for implementing them
  • Advising on the contractual agreements between acquiring authorities and their
    development partners
  • Project management of the compulsory purchase process and associated activities such
    as highways orders, appropriation of land and dealing with special categories of land such
    as statutory undertakers, open space and village greens
  • Land referencing
  • Compensation estimates
  • Negotiating acquisitions by private treaty
  • Drafting documents in support of the CPO including CPO maps and schedules and
    Books of Reference
  • Drafting Statement of Reasons and Statement of Case
  • Negotiating with statutory objectors
  • Preparing and giving evidence at CPO inquiries and hearings
  • Advising on the possession procedure and implementation of powers
  • Settling compensation claims, if necessary by reference to the Upper Tribunal (Lands

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