Decision details

Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) In-Principle Decision

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To enable the acquisition of all necessary land interests to deliver the regeneration of Carnival site




1)        It be agreed to authorise in-principle the making of a compulsory purchase order ("CPO") to acquire the necessary interests in the land shown indicatively by the hatched area on the annexed plan required to deliver the proposed regeneration of the Site pursuant to section  226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and, in the case of any new rights, pursuant to section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, because it considers that:


(a)          the acquisition will facilitate the carrying out of the development, redevelopment or improvement of land; and


(b)          the development, redevelopment or improvement of the land is likely to contribute to the achievement of any one or more of the promotion or improvement of the economic, social and environmental well-being of Wokingham.


2)        the Chief Executive, in conjunction with the Leader and Executive Member for Planning and Regeneration, be authorised to take all necessary steps to commence the process for the making, confirmation and implementation of the CPO, including securing the appointment of suitable external advisors and preparing all necessary CPO documentation;


3)        a further report will be put before the Executive to approve the final extent of the land to be acquired following the finalisation of the necessary preparatory work.


Wards Affected: Wescott;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC936

Contact: Sarah Morgan Email: Tel: 0118 908 8371.

Report author: Sarah Morgan

Publication date: 30/03/2017

Date of decision: 30/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 30/03/2017 - Executive

Effective from: 08/04/2017

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