Promoting and enhancing best practice and technical expertise

The CPA National Conference 2021

The Compulsory Purchase Association's National Conference seeks to brief all who work with compulsory purchase and compensation. It covers a diverse range of issues, with different sessions focusing on law, practice and market activity. Large numbers attend from the CPA membership, non-members and CPO professionals. It is the premier networking event in the CPO calendar with a pre-eminent programme and set of speakers. If you do CPO work, this is a must attend event for technical knowledge, updates and networking.

Start Date Venue Price  
9 September 2021 Millennium Point, Birmingham £270 BOOK

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (4.30 hours CPD) (Lunch Included).
Registration from: 9.15. Event starts at: 9.45. Event finishes at: 16.30 - Followed by a Drinks Reception.

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This years’ conference will focus on how CPO can interface with planning related matters, including:

  • The question of whether the use of DCO would help or hinder the delivery of housing; hear both viewpoints
  • Homes England - a new or adapting role? 
  • A review of the wider implication for CPO of the planning changes proposed by the government  
  • A case study on the HS2 Birmingham terminus and an update on the regions strategic objectives
  • A review of the Northern Powerhouse proposals and how to encourage local growth
  • Birmingham and Solihull - the Second City's plans for growth and adaptation to meet future requirements
  • An explanation of the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution in CPO, together with the details of a brand new initiative about to be launched for ADR in CPO by the RICS
  • How to train people with the myriad of skills required for practicing as a CPO surveyor? 
  • The Deputy President of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) will provide an update on the activities and procedures of the Upper Tribunal and how they have handled their workload during the pandemic
  • CPO Case Law update, featuring those cases that will have an impact on the CPO professional’s daily work

Speakers

Programme

Welcome, Introduction & Round up of CPA Activities by Conference Chair: Richard Asher


Keynote Address


Planning Reform - Delivering Housing: Using DCOs?

  • In or out? The pros and cons; is it a done deal?
  • Will it speed up housing delivery, or slow it down?
  • Will developers use it?
  • What is the view from the LPA perspective?

    ADR

    • There remains a mandate from the Ministry of Justice, that parties in disputes should meaningfully engage and seek resolution before getting to the Court and Tribunal service. Is this happening?
    • Consequences of failing to do so
    • What steps should parties take to be seen to do so?
    • A broad review of ADR solutions available for the CPO world
    • General take up of ADR in the CPO/Planning world
    • The benefits of using ADR
    • Parliamentary review and proposals

    Tribunal News

    • How are the 2020 Practice Directions bedding down? 
    • Costs
    • Document storage system
    • Embracing the experiences from virtual hearings. Are they here to stay in some form?

    Aspirations for the Regions: Policies to Actions

    • GBSLEP and its role in economic recovery and growth
    • The importance of Place in inclusive and sustainable growth
    • Developing places for future generations
    • Land assembly strategies 
    • Case studies

    Case Study: HS2 Curzon Street Station, Birmingham

    • The challenges of devising and delivering a new station and the master plan for the HS2 terminal
    • The difficulties of incorporating plans into the 2013 Hybrid Bill authorisation process and bringing it to reality 
    • From HS2 master planning to integration with the Birmingham City Council master plan
    • Budgeting and contractual dilemmas 

    Training for CPO Surveyors


    The Prospective Changes in the Planning System - The Implications for CPO

    • How the CPO system (and CAADs) is currently functioning
    • The prospective changes in the planning system 
    • How might these impact on CPO?

    Case Law Update