Housing and Planning Act - Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Provisions

    View Authors May 2016

    The Housing and Planning Act has received the Royal Assent. It includes a number of important changes to the law of compulsory purchase and compensation. This includes:

    • Introducing a universal power of entry.
    • More certainty on timescales.
    • An extended period for taking possession.
    • Amendments to Court proceedings.
    • New rules on advance payments.
    • Changes to the rules on the acquisition of part of land.
    • An extension of the powers to override  easements and restrictive covenants.