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Scottish CPA National Conference 2017

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Within the property profession, compulsory purchase is recognised as one of the most complex areas of legislation and its practice is strewn with pitfalls for those not familiar with its nuances, and particularly in Scotland, its law is rooted in the 1845 Act.

Date Venue Price  
20 September 2017 Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee    

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

Event duration: Whole Day (5 hours 30 Minutes CPD).
Registration from: 10.00. Event starts at: 10.25. Event finishes at: 17.10.

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Compulsory purchase is a major tool in land assembly and is used to deliver major and high profile projects in Scotland. However the system groans and frustrates promoters and causes despair and anger from claimants. It is in this back drop that the CPA Scotland poses the question, where is best practice and how do we achieve it? At the same time, reform is coming to Scotland. The Scottish Government committed in its recent Programme for Government to taking forward improvements to CPO in advance of legislation, with a particular focus on bringing vacant and derelict land back into use and facilitating the delivery of housing.

The Compulsory Purchase Association, with over 700 members, has a dedicated Scottish National Committee. CPA Scotland has been an important part in the reform agenda, working with the Scottish Law Commission to facilitate the review of Scottish CPO law and practice and dialog on what reform is appropriate.  



  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Land Assembly in Action
    • A CPO in action - a Clyde Gateway case study
  • Scottish Reforms
    • What can we learn from the reform process in England?
    • The Scottish Law Commission and Review
    • The CPO focus and strategy of the Scottish Government
    • Questions
  • Changes in Practice
    • The RICS Professional Statement
      • Driving up standards
      • Ensuring acquiring authorities and claimants are properly advised and represented
    • Proceedings in the Lands Tribunal for Scotland
  • New Law
    • The role of Compulsory Purchase in community empowerment
    • Panel Session