Enfield Borough Council's cabinet to decide on compulsory purchase order for homes in Alma Estate if deal cannot be reached

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Enfield Borough Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve an order to buy properties on an estate even if agreements with owners cannot be reached.

The Alma Estate Regeneration project in Ponders End, Enfield, is set to cost in the region of £150million and create 800 new Enfield Borough Council-owned, private and shared ownership homes.

The council’s cabinet will seek approval of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) at its meeting on Wednesday, January 22.

The CPO will allow the council to buy properties even if a negotiated settlement cannot be reached with owners.

There are currently 135 tenants remaining on the estate and 12 commercial properties.

If approved by cabinet members, council officers will be able to prepare a ‘statement of reasons’ to support the need for a CPO.

So far, 35 property purchases have already been completed and a further 15 offers have been accepted.

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5:20pm Wed 22 Jan 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

The purpose of the report is to recommend that Cabinet resolves to use CPO powers under section 226 1 (a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and authorises the preparatory work, including drafting Statement of Reasons and all other necessary documentation for the London Borough of
Enfield (Alma Estate Regeneration) Compulsory Purchase Order 2014,

The use of the CPO powers is required to ensure that the Council can obtain vacant possession of the development site to enable the demolition and comprehensive redevelopment of the Alma Estate. The intention is that the CPO is used as a measure of last resort should the Council fail to reach a negotiated settlement with the individual leaseholders and commercial lessees.
The purpose of the report is to recommend that Cabinet resolves to use CPO powers under section 226 1 (a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and authorises the preparatory work, including drafting Statement of Reasons and all other necessary documentation for the London Borough of Enfield (Alma Estate Regeneration) Compulsory Purchase Order 2014, The use of the CPO powers is required to ensure that the Council can obtain vacant possession of the development site to enable the demolition and comprehensive redevelopment of the Alma Estate. The intention is that the CPO is used as a measure of last resort should the Council fail to reach a negotiated settlement with the individual leaseholders and commercial lessees. dons24pelliparclose
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