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Compulsory purchase remains vital to facilitate urban regeneration

30 Nov 2017
New figures released today by law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, reveal a dip in the use of Planning Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs). Submissions of Planning CPOs, which are often deployed to facilitate complex large scale development projects, decreased by 30% in 2016 with 40 applications compared to 57 in 2015 and 58 in 2014. However this is still higher than the 36 submitted in 2013 - the lowest level since 2003.