Promoting and enhancing best practice and technical expertise

The CPA Wales National Conference 2020

Land and a planning strategy are the core ingredients for regeneration, renewal or urban infrastructure and the creation of modern, successful and sustainable living. The conference theme is how CPO fits into the emerging Welsh planning framework and planning agendas. The Compulsory Purchase Association, with over 850 members, has a dedicated Welsh National Committee, and is actively engaged with Welsh Government and the CPA national CPO agendas. They invite you to join this dedicated Welsh CPA Conference.  

Start Date Venue Price  
13 October 2020 Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Cardiff £200 BOOK

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

Event duration: Day Event (4 Hours CPD) (Lunch Included).
Registration from: 10.00. Event starts at: 10.25. Event finishes at: 15.45.

     CPT Events & The CPA thank Eversheds Sutherland LLP for the use of their facilities

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Assembling land can be through agreement, or when certain conditions are met, through compulsory purchase. The latter, if done right, creates certainty both in terms of success and within a time frame. As a consequence, compulsory purchase is a major tool in land assembly and is used to deliver major and high profile projects, but it can and is used for dealing with ransom land, securing empty, disused or dilapidated property, delivering a road, releasing land for urban development through the introduction of infrastructure et al.

It should therefore sit squarely within the toolkit for planners and planning authorities to stimulate and enable the delivery of local planning objectives. But compulsory purchase is recognised as one of the more complex areas of practice and is strewn with pitfalls for those not familiar with its nuances.

Who Should Attend:
  • Local Planning authorities should be seeking to send representatives from their estates, planning legal and regeneration teams.
  • Private practice, who are apt at doing deals, providing professional support for promoters and claimants alike, whether as surveyor, negotiator, planner, accountant or lawyer.  

COVID19 - Event Update:

During these uncertain times, we are keen to provide you with CPD support. We are working towards being able to run this event physically. However, dependent on Government advice and guidelines at the time, if needed, we will adapt this event to run virtually. We will advise on this closer to the event.



Welcome and Introduction from the Chair - Gary Soloman

Current Property Market Conditions in Wales and Their Impact on Valuations

  • Review of Sectors:
    • Office
    • Retail
    • Industrial
    • Residential
  • Should material uncertainty clauses be included in reports? 

Keynote: Compulsory Purchase in Wales

  • Priorities for the Welsh Government 

Devolution Picture for CPO and Planning Post 2017

  • Embedding CPOs into planning process and engaging consultants and public sector
  • The move to a full 'reserved matters' model in the Wales Act
  • The background to the new Circular following the Assembly review in June 2020, looking at reform and a number of recommendations that came from the review
  • Well-being of Future Generations Act which directly affects compulsory purchase decisions in Wales
  • The EIS Committee Recommendations

Case Study: Road Schemes: A50265

Compensation in Practice: Getting it Right First Time: Tips and Traps

  • Early engagement and managing risk 
  • The claimant's perspective 
  • The acquiring authority's perspective
  • CPA Tribunal Protocol
  • RICS Professional Statement
  • The role of ADR

Streamlining Priorities for the Welsh Government 

  • An update on the streamlining of the compulsory purchase in Wales

Case Law Update

  • Compulsory purchase and compensation cases

Review of the Day and Close