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The Annual CPO Convention 2021: Session 2

In the second and final session of The Annual CPO Convention 2021, we look at General Vesting Declaration and Notice to Treat along with the practical matters arising in both. A what to do and what not to do, when it comes to Enforcement Matters; and a National Grid's London Power Tunnel 2 Case Study.  

Module Duration: 1 hour 59 minutes


Areas covered

Towards the Moment of Acquisition and Implementation - James Franklin and Caroline Daly

General Vesting Declaration (GCD), or Notice to Treat (NTT)

  • The difference between GVD and NTT. Which is best? Which carries greatest danger?
  • When to agree price, pay compensation and taking title
  • Time scales and time limits
  • Can a promoter serve both?
  • Can GVD or NTT be rescinded?
  • Implementation of CPO by notice to treat and by GVD

Practical Matters Arising

  • Can you serve all interests, some interests, or part of an interest?
  • Dealing with additional rights
  • What interests can not be vested?
  • Blight - Blight and voluntary compensation schemes
  • Dealing with landowners (receiving the claimant's response, material detriment - taking part only)
  • Practicalities of taking land
  • Transfer of title

Enforcement Matters - A Practical Guide on What to Do and What Not To Do - David Asker

  • Listen to your bailiffs
  • Options and best practice
  • Enforcement of CPO's 
  • Notices
  • How the CPO is actually enforced
  • Eviction remedies 
  • What happens when the landowner or occupier will not co-operate 

Case Study: National Grid's London Power Tunnel 2 - Steve Harkin MRICSHarry Stubbs and Nicola Page

  • £1 billion capital investment 
  • 32.5km of tunnelling with an average depth of 30m under 7 London boroughs
  • The scheme seeks to rewire the capital
  • The desire was to acquire all land and rights required through negotiation, but ran 2 CPOs alongside negotiations