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Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

10th Edition

By Barry Denyer-Green

© 2014 – Estates Gazette

394 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Compulsory Purchase and Compensation is the essential guide to this complex and increasingly relevant area of the law. Now in its tenth edition, no other book presents the same level of information on the law relating to compulsory purchase and compensation in England and Wales in such an accessible way. The best-selling book on the subject, previous editions have been used by professionals and students alike in order to gain a full understanding of a key subject for any surveyor or lawyer.

The book is also especially suited to those coming to this complex subject without a specific background in the law and ideal reading for those students taking planning and built environment law modules. Surveyors in particular will find this book invaluable.

This new edition has been extensively revised, and reflects the Localism Act 2011 and other recent decisions of the courts and the Upper Tribunal, all of which will be of particular interest to those working on cases related to HS2, the proposed high-speed railway line from London to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.


"Compulsory Purchase and Compensation remains a fantastic introductory text to this complex area of law. It clearly explains the key issues and principles allowing the reader to quickly understand the law. It has been thoroughly updated since the last edition to include the case-law and legislative developments (including Thomas Newall and Bishopsgate (amongst others) and the changes to the scheme for certificates of appropriate alternative development)." - Student Law Journal

Table of Contents

PART 1 THE POWER TO COMPULSORILY PURCHASE LAND 1. Introduction 2. The Need for Statutory Powers 3. The Sources of Compulsory Purchase Powers Introduction 4. Compulsory Purchase, Works and Development Consent Orders 5. Purchase and Blight Notices 6. Purchase and Disposal by Agreement PART 2 EXERCISING THE POWERS OF COMPULSORY PURCHASE 7. Commencing a Compulsory Purchase 8. The Land: What is Acquired 9. Taking Possession and Conveyance 10. The Tribunals Service PART 3 COMPENSATION FOR THE COMPULSORY PURCHASE OF LAND 11. Introduction to the Assessment of Compensation for Land Acquired 12. Compensation for Land Acquired: Market Value 13. Statutory Planning Assumptions 14. The Effect of the Scheme 15. Depreciation or Enhancement of Retained Land: Compensation or Set-off 16. Compensation for Land Acquired: Special Cases 17. Compensation for Disturbance and Other Matters 18. Additional Payments 19. Compensation for Leasehold Interests and Tenancies 20. Compensation for the Acquisition of Agricultural Land 21. Special Compensation Procedures 22. Compensation and Tax PART 4 WORSENMENT: COMPENSATION AND MITIGATION 23. Compensation for Activities 24. Mitigation of Injurious Effect of Public Works 25. Compensation for Decisions 26. Statutory Utilities: Compensation for Wayleaves and Damages 27. Human Rights

About the Author

Barry Denyer-Green,LLM, PhD, FRICS, Barrister of the Middle Temple, is the co-author of Development and Planning Law and Law of Commons and Town and Village Greens.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
LAW / Property
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General