Compulsory purchase orders and acquiring authorities: guidance on preparing a CPO

CPOGNAA/003 Third in a series of guidance notes intended to provide information for acquiring authorities with no, or limited experience of, compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). This note provides guidance on preparing a CPO.

8. Making or Resolving the Order

8.1. Depending on the Acquiring Authority, the terms "Making" or "Resolving" of an Order is when the Acquiring Authority agrees to the use of a CPO.

8.2. Once the Order is made, Scottish Ministers should be informed as soon as practicably possible of this decision, and always prior to any public notices being issued. This is to ensure that Scottish Ministers are ready to receive any objections to the Order.

8.3. At this stage (as noted in paragraph 4.2) the Acquiring Authority must serve notices on all those affected by the CPO and advertise the making of the Order. The form that these notices and advertisements must take is prescribed in statute.

8.4. Once notices have been served and the CPO advertised it is ready for sending to Scottish Ministers for determination. Guidance note CPOGNAA/004 provides details on how to do this and how they will go about making their decision.


Back to top