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Land Compensation Act 1961

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 271444, tabled on 1 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Land Compensation Act 1961 to ensure that land is made available for development at lower values and affordable high-quality homes can be built.

Answered on

8 July 2019

The Government has recently introduced wide ranging reforms to make the compulsory purchase process clearer, fairer and faster for all. Our reforms in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 include clarification of the ‘no scheme principle’ which underpins CPO compensation, making it easier and quicker to establish the fair market value of sites. We are keen for local authorities to now make more proactive use of their extensive powers, which can be used to support a wide range of development and regeneration projects. The Government will continue to consider whether further reform would be appropriate over the longer term.