Updated Compulsory Purchase Policy and Guidance in Wales - Summary of Consultation Response

As a result of its consultation on proposals for the use of compulsory purchase powers and associated guidance, a Welsh Government document summarises the responses and states it will adopt the guidance in Part 1 in the final version of Circular 003/2019 subject to amendments proposed by respondents.

The document confirms that it is proposed to adopt the guidance in Part 1 in the final version of Circular 003/2019 subject to amendments proposed by respondents which was accepted by the Welsh Government. Use of Circular 003/2019 and engagement and consultation with communities by acquiring authorities will be monitored through:

  • an annual review of CPO activity;
  • the Welsh Government’s technical pre-checking service for draft CPOs; and
  • seeking feedback on implementation from the practitioners.

It is also  proposed to adopt the examples of best practice suggested by respondents in Welsh Government guidance. A CPO Manual will be published alongside Circular 003/2019 and will contain best practice points. Circular 003/2019 will sign-post to the best practice in the Manual. It is proposed to establish a Welsh Government technical pre-checking service for draft CPOs for acquiring authorities to utilise. Through this service, acquiring authorities’ performance and application of best practice principles will be monitored as part of technical pre-checks of draft CPOs.

Author: Welsh Government

Date: April 2020 Date of publication

This item updates DCP section 4.516


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