Planning and Architecture

Compulsory Purchase Order – National Assembly

January 12, 2018 by 2 Comments | Category Compulsory Purchase Order

When: 12 December 2017, 09:00 – 16:00

Where: Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh


09:15 – Registration and Coffee

10:00 – Assembly Opens – Welcome – John McNairney, Scottish Government Chief Planner

10:05 – Key Note Address – Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government & Housing

10:25 – Questions and Answer Session – Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government & Housing

10:40 – Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) in Practice Workshops (Session 1). Delegates each choose 3 workshops from the 9 on offer.

  • Mill Street, Perth – Proactive Land Assembly for Public Realm Improvement – Debbie Robertson, Solicitor, Perth & Kinross Council
  • A guide to promoting successful CPOs – for schools, roads and railway stations – Rob McIntosh, and Chris de Villiers, Legal Services, Aberdeenshire Council
  • Compulsory Purchase for Abandoned Houses – Douglas Blyth, Team Leader, Legal Services, Falkirk Council
  • CPOs – The Examination Process David Henderson, Head of Performance and Administration – Scott Ferrie, Assistant Chief Reporter, Directorate for Planning & Environmental Appeals, Scottish Government
  • Gleneagles Station Link Road – Project Management and Delivery – Karen Hamilton, Partner, Brodies Solicitors and the Compulsory Purchase Association in Scotland
  • How to accurately estimate likely compensation due to claimants – Keith Petrie & Archie Rintoul, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland
  • The Highland Experience – Link Roads and Listed Buildings – Malcolm Macleod, Head of Planning & Environment, Highland Council
  • Using CPO to deliver area regeneration and affordable housing in the Sighthill area of Glasgow – Christine McInnes, Acting Legal Manager, Glasgow City Council
  • Engaging and Communicating with Landowners – Karen Gribben, Senior Legal Counsel, Network Rail Scotland

11:40 – Coffee Break

12:10 – CPO in Practice Workshops (Session 2).

13:10 – Lunch

14:10 – CPO in Practice Workshops (Session 3).

15:10 – Supporting You – What can you expect from the Scottish Government? – Neil Langhorn, Planning and Architecture Division

15:30 – Questions and Final Thoughts

15:45 – Event Close

Presentations and Key Learning Points

All of the presentations from the day are now online.

CPO Assembly – key learning points

You can find out more about CPO on our website and keep up-to-date by following us on Twitter @ScotGovPlanning.

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  • Barrie Allison, Angus Council says:

    This is good, but our IT have told me you have saved the presentations on an un-moderated file hosting site, and it is our corporate policy to block access to this type of site to prevent possible misuse and resulting data protection implications for the council. IT are putting in place a workaround on this occasion, but perhaps the files could be saved to a different, safe location for ease of access?

    • planningarchitecture says:

      Hi Allison,

      Thank you for your feedback. The presentations are saved in Google Docs. I wasn’t aware this could cause issues for people trying to view presentations from within council networks. I will look to find another platform to share files in the future. Are there any that you are currently able to access?