3rd Annual (2019)

Compulsory Purchase for Regeneration and Development

Monday 01 January 0001


Registration and refreshments
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Vicky Fowler
Gowling WLG
What powers are available for land acquisition and how can they be used?
  • Preparing for a CPO and the necessary steps to take to make a compelling case in the public interest
  • What compulsory purchase powers are available and which are relevant for your project?
  • The introduction of temporary land possession under recent legislation: What are they and how can they be used?
Simon Mole
Carter Jonas
Navigating through the compulsory purchase process to deliver projects without any delays
  • Milestones within the compulsory purchase process and ambitions for speeding up the process
  • Preparing for the compulsory purchase process from start to finish
  • Breaking down and identifying the key steps in the compulsory purchase process
Morning refreshments
Land referencing: The key to supporting all aspects of your project, decreasing costs and ensuring your project is run on time
  • The role of land information management in increasing efficiency and speeding up negotiations
  • The value of land referencing in estimating costs as well as decreasing risks and delays
  • Identifying the stakeholders and those with claims on the land
  • Land referencers; the first point of contact to landowners
Chris Keenan
Land and Property Director
Engaging with landowners: The benefits of early engagement for negotiations and accelerating the compulsory purchase process
  • Engagement at an early stage – when and how to efficiently engage with landowners
  • The benefits of early engagement in allowing negotiations and ensuring the smooth running of projects, efficiently and on time
  • Introducing landowners to your scheme: How to relay information in a meaningful, understandable and clear manner
  • The importance of good communication and transparency between acquiring authorities and landowners to reduce concerns and gain community support
  • Lessons learned from previous CPOs on the benefits of early engagement
Dan Knowles
Sawyer Fielding
Assessing compensation and settling payments
  • Evaluating a compensation claim
  • Estimating compensation for an advance payment
  • When to make an advance payment
  • How advance payments can mitigate additional loss and compensation
  • Advance payments for temporary possession
Colin Cottage
Networking lunch
PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring compensation from different prospective
  • Common challenges within the compensation process and how to overcome them
  • The compensation process under the lights of recent changes in legislation
  • Suitable alternative residential accommodation: how can this be interpreted?
  • What steps could be taken to speed up the compensation process?
Tony Chase
Gerald Eve
Simon Mole
Carter Jonas
James Dewey
Director, Head of Compulsory Purchase
Gateley Hamer
Mediation: The resolution to dealing with conflicts when they arise quickly and without setbacks
  • The importance of mediation in managing disputes between all the parties involved
  • When should mediation take place?
  • How can early investment into a qualified and experienced mediator prevent delays, reduces costs and speed up the overall compensation process
Richard Glover QC
Francis Taylor Building
Afternoon refreshments
Public inquiry proceedings: What to expect and how to prepare for them
  • What objections can be made on your project and its proceedings?
  • What to expect from a public inquiry
  • Precautionary steps to take and the preparations for public inquiry
  • Lessons learned from tribunal court cases and recent decisions
Toni Weston
Gowling WLG
  • The most common challenges and shortfalls within the compulsory purchase process and how to overcome them
  • Examples of CPOs being used on both occupied and non-occupied land in terms of procedure and costs
  • Examples of recent compensations agreements
Ian Lindsay
Aspire CP
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference and networking drinks

*All sessions include time for Q & A*