Compulsory Purchase is often essential for major infrastructure projects and large regeneration schemes. Quod has extensive experience of supporting the Compulsory Purchase process through the Development Consent Order (DCO) and Planning Process.
We have extensive experience of appearing as Expert Witnesses at DCO hearings, CPO inquiries and at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). We also have expertise in submitting and resisting (Section 17) Certificates of Appropriate Alternative Development and Section 18 appeals. Recent appearances at inquiries and hearing include Croydon Whitgift Centre redevelopment, Bank Station and Thames Tideway Tunnel.
We provide strategic advice to ensure that there is a robust policy background and that proposals are prepared with the necessary rigour. We have advised in this respect at Guildford Friary Centre, Stansted Airport and Olympics Legacy.