OLDHAM council is preparing to use compulsory purchase
powers to make sure it can deliver its vision to regenerate the town centre, documents have revealed.
Head of the firm's compulsory purchase
team, Merle Boyd, said: "Now that the preferred two-route corridor options have been announced, it is very important for landowners and tenants to become informed about this compulsory purchase
Council officers will attempt to negotiate with the owners of the properties but, should that fail, they will use compulsory purchase
order (CPO) powers to take control of them as soon as they can.
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Birmingham City Council's empty homes team have issued a compulsory purchase
order on the home so they can sell it on to an owner prepared to bring it back into use and help tackle the city's critical shortage of family homes.
Their powers to act quickly are limited as they first have to make every legal effort to encourage and negotiate with owners to step up and invest in their properties - but if a house presents a safety hazard to neighbours they can step in and make a compulsory purchase
. Five properties (pictured) are about to be compulsorily purchased after all attempts to get owners to act hit a brick wall.
Land agent Philip Meade, who has represented farmers on several major road projects including the Anglesey A55 trunk road was giving evidence to the Senedd Economy Infrastructure and Skills Committee, He said claims regarding compulsory purchase
orders would be expedited more quickly by using county courts.
The move represents a sharp about turn on previous assurances that there would be no Compulsory Purchase
Orders needed to build the controversial road link.
According to Highways England the occupiers of 16 properties at the Seaforth end of the new road have been invited to discussions about the compulsory purchase
The call comes as the South Tees Development Corporation announced it is launching the first step in Compulsory Purchase
proceedings in a bid to "take back control" of the site.
Cabinet voted to press ahead with obtaining that land by agreement and, if necessary, carrying out a compulsory purchase