When undergoing land assembly, many authorities make the common mistake of permanently acquiring land they don’t need either through design or compulsion. Our expert team can devise a strategy which will ensure the minimum amount of land required is acquired subject to compulsory purchase rights of vendors.
In addition, the timing of acquisitions and the approach taken can have a huge impact on both what land is bought and how much is paid for it. Where possible, we can negotiate the purchase of land on a consensual basis and we are expertly placed to advise on the need and timing for compulsory purchase powers to be applied for and used.
Due to our ‘one stop shop’ service for land assembly and compulsory purchase, we are well placed to devise a strategy and follow it through, often delivering schemes on or ahead of programme and on or under budget.