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CPA National Conference 2017

The Compulsory Purchase Association's National Conference seeks to brief members and other delegates on key issues and topics within the sector, providing valuable CPD for all those engaged in CPO and land compensation work.

Date Venue Price  
22 June 2017 Congress Centre, London    

Note: All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (Lunch Included), 5hrs 30 mins CPD.
Registration from: 9.30. Event starts at: 10.00. Event finishes at: 17.00.

CPA thank Sawyer Fielding for sponsoring the whole conference.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception to give time for informal questions and networking.

With the provision of infrastructure and housing at the top of Government’s agenda, demand for the services of compulsory purchase and compensation practitioners continues to increase. HS2, Crossrail 2, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the garden villages/ towns programme currently grab the headlines, but across the country there are hundreds of projects that demand the skills of those with an understanding of how to implement and advise on CPOs.

At the same time the pace of CPO reform is accelerating. Following hard on the heels of the changes introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016, fundamental alterations to temporary possession powers and the ‘no-scheme principle’ have been introduced in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. With a new Housing Bill also likely this year, further reform is possible.

There has never been a more urgent need to keep up to date with rapidly developing law and practice.

The CPA National Conference brings together members and non members alike. With over 250 attendees at last year’s conference, it is a major networking event in the CPO calendar and a pre-eminent programme to attract the very best in the CPO world.

If you do CPO work, then this is a must attend event; both for networking and technical knowledge.

For more information about the CPA 



Reform Update including The RICS ‘Surveyors advising in respect of complulsory purchase and statutory compensation’ Professional Statement (April 2017)

  • Three significant ‘Reforms’
  • A Pre-Action Protocol for compensation dispute resolution
  • Aligning the 2015 Guidance on Compulsory Purchase Process with Guidance on Procedures for CPO in DCOs
  • The RICS Professional Statement – use and application

The new lending code for dealing with negative equity

  • The law as it stands - crystalising the debt on compulsory acquisition
  • Problems with the existing system for claimants and acquiring authorities
  • Transferring mortgages to a new property
  • When does the new Code apply and what does it do?

Human Rights, Government Guidance and the Compelling Case in the Public Interest – how compelling does it need to be?

  • Relocation and locality
Access to Justice
  • The costs of the compensation claims in the Upper Tribunal
  • Does ADR have a role?
  • What forms of ADR should be considered?
Infrastructure Real Estate Projects In Canada’s Capital City, Ottawa
  • An introduction
  • A blend of US practice with a bit of Victorian UK law thrown in
  • Acquisition strategy for right of way projects, e.g. Light rail transit and combined sewer storage tunnel 
  • The use of a public private partnership for the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park 

Use it or lose it - The compulsory acquisition of residential development land
  • Birmingham and Manchester have plans
  • Planning Officers Society’s proposals
  • A disincentive for developers purchasing land?
  • Can such land acquisition satisfy the “compelling case in the public interest” test?
  • Will this really speed up housing delivery?
Legal update 
Heathrow case study
  • This is the scheme
  • Threats, key frustrations
  • We are not focusing on the merits of the scheme, simply the application of CPO rules into a highly contentious and politically charged environment
  • Key focus: the reasoning behind the 125% valuation and dropping the previous HOSS scheme would be of great interest to members and inform the debate on blight mitigation.
  • Operating in a regulatory environment

Neighbourhood Planning Act and the scheme rules