Decision details

Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to support the Clay Cross Town Deal

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The report to Cabinet proposed that a Compulsory Purchase Process (CPO) and Timetable be developed, for if the Council was required to use its compulsory purchase powers to secure strategically important sites, in order to support the delivery of the Clay Cross Town Deal. Members discussed the proposal and agreed that it would be an appropriate course of action.




(1)            That Cabinet approved in principle the use of Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) powers to support the delivery of the Clay Cross Town Deal.


(2)            That the Managing Director and Director of Growth be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, the Portfolio Holder for Finance, the Section 151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer, to progress negotiations and acquire any of the properties detailed in the report and subject to approval of the Towns Fund business case by Government – Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)


REASONS FOR DECISION - To help prevent unnecessary delays if negotiated sales of properties could not be achieved and Compulsory Purchase Orders had to be made.


OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED - The option not to investigating the option of using CPO powers was considered but rejected, for the reasons specified in the report.

Report author: Karl Apps

Publication date: 27/01/2022

Date of decision: 27/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 27/01/2022 - Cabinet

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