Charles has experience of a range of compulsory purchase and compensation matters. He is familiar with the legislation and policy relating to both obtaining compulsory purchase orders and compensation following acquisition. Current cases include:
- Acting for a claimant in relation to compensation for the acquisition of land with development potential, following compulsory acquisition to facilitate a comprehensive scheme.
- Advising Hirwaun Power Limited regarding the Secretary of State’s jurisdiction to grant development consent and/or compulsory acquisition powers in a DCO for a power station in Wales.
- Acting for a local authority in relation to a claim for compensation for removing permitted development rights to change the use of a building from commercial to residential use.