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The CPA’s Annual Law Reform Lecture 2018

The Compulsory Purchase Association invite you to attend their annual reform lecture, where experts will focus on Emerging land value capture schemes using Compulsory Purchase at restricted value.

Date Venue Price  
26 April 2018 Burges Salmon, London £75 BOOK

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

Event duration: Evening Event 2 CPD Hours.
Registration from: 16.15. Event starts at: 16.45. Event finishes at: 18.45 Followed by a drinks reception.

Burges Salmon

                The CPA is grateful to Burges Salmon for providing the venue for this lecture

The UK domestic political focus is centred on the delivery of new homes and is seeking a more effective means of land value capture.

Proposals have emerged to promote compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) against developers and land promoters to acquire land where planning consent has been granted but not used, generally referred to as a ‘use it or lose it’ threat.

Elsewhere, proposals include the acquisition of land at existing use value, ignoring hope value and potentially even ignoring the value attributable to any existing planning consents. Whilst such proposals may appeal to politicians, interest and lobby groups, does this represent sound planning policy; and does it fit within the current CPO code?

  • Do the proposals really capture land value?   
  • Will such policies expedite housing delivery?
  • Where do such proposals fit in the context of Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights?

Richard Harwood OBE QC, a leading planning silk will give the lead paper in the 2018 law reform lecture and will address these issues.

Richard specialises in planning, environment and public law, acting for developers, landowners, central and local government, individuals and interest groups. Voted as one of the top ten Planning Silks in Planning magazine’s surveys, he has appeared in many of the leading cases of recent years.

This paper will be followed by a panel discussion to include views from the house building sector and advocates for ‘use it or lose it’ powers.  The panel will also consider alternative approaches to land value capture and other proposals focused on housing delivery.

The Law Reform lecture is open to CPA members and non-members alike.






Welcome and Introduction


Jonathan StottManaging Director, Gateley Hamer; Vice Chair, Compulsory Purchase Association


'Emerging Land Value Capture Schemes Using Compulsory Purchase at Restricted Value'


Richard Harwood OBE QC, 39 Essex Chambers


Question and Answer by a Panel Session


Drinks and Canapé Reception