Decision details

New Ferry Butterfly Park - Request for Compulsory Purchase Order Powers

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Bob Moon left the room whilst this item of business was under discussion.


A report by the Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Services sought authorisation to acquire the site of the New Ferry Butterfly Park by exercising Compulsory Purchase Order Powers under Section 226(1)(b) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and not Section 226(1)(a), as previously approved by Members on the 14 January 2010.


The report also updated Members on the position regarding negotiations with the site owner for the purchase of its Freehold interest in the site.




(1)  the use of Compulsory Purchase Order Powers under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 226 (1) (b) be authorised to acquire the site of the Butterfly Park in New Ferry and that the Authority to proceed under Section 226 (1) (a), as previously resolved, be rescinded; and


 (2)  the Director of Law, HR and Asset Management be authorised to take all necessary steps to secure the making, confirmation and implementation of the Compulsory Purchase Order including the publication and service of all notices, the presentation of the Council’s case at any public enquiry and acquire all interests in land within the CPO either by agreement or compulsorily.

Publication date: 13/09/2010

Date of decision: 02/09/2010

Decided at meeting: 02/09/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/09/2010

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