Enfield Borough Council's cabinet has approved the use of a compulsory purchase order for homes in Alma Estate if a deal cannot be reached

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Enfield Borough Council has approved an order to buy properties on an estate even if agreements with owners cannot be reached.

Members of Enfield Council's cabinet agreed tonight to approve the use of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) for properties on the Alma Estate in Ponders End.

This means that if a negotiated settlement cannot be reached with those who are unwilling to relinquish their property, the council will still be able to buy those properties.

Councillor Ahmet Oykener, Enfield’s cabinet member for housing, said that the order would only ever be used as “a last resort” and was confident that such measures would not be necessary.

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12:38pm Thu 23 Jan 14

dons24pelliparclose says...

The authority to proceed does NOT approve the Compulsory Purchase Order; it only facilitates the necessary paperwork for the CPO to be prepared. Once prepared a Statutory Notice will be published in the local press. To follow a previous example , readers can usefully look at the CPO advertisement for the "sheds" alongside the re-development of the Ordnance road Library which was subject to "call in" by the LBE Overview and Scrutiny Panel
The authority to proceed does NOT approve the Compulsory Purchase Order; it only facilitates the necessary paperwork for the CPO to be prepared. Once prepared a Statutory Notice will be published in the local press. To follow a previous example , readers can usefully look at the CPO advertisement for the "sheds" alongside the re-development of the Ordnance road Library which was subject to "call in" by the LBE Overview and Scrutiny Panel dons24pelliparclose
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