The process of assembling land can take many forms, with compulsory purchase being just one, used only as a last resort.
At the start of the process, our team of expert land referencers will identify parties whose land and rights might be affected by the new scheme.
After completing this stage, our land assembly team will begin the process of acquiring the necessary land and rights by negotiation with the land or property owner, and we have an excellent track record of success in doing so, without having to resort to using compulsory purchase powers.
Inevitably there will be times when it is not possible to reach an agreement, and at this stage our compulsory purchase team can step in.
Our Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) experts are able to advise from an early stage on building a robust case for compulsory purchase as a back stop to negotiations, providing budget estimates of compensation liability, negotiating immediate or deferred acquisitions, and advising throughout the process of gaining and using powers.
Carter Jonas has one of the few specialist land assembly and compulsory purchase teams in the UK who advise across all market sectors. We have experience and expertise throughout the compulsory purchase process, from laying the groundwork in policy support to settling compensation claims after confirmation of the CPO.
As well as education and nationally significant infrastructure sectors, our infrastructures team offers land assembly services for new projects within the following sectors: