Decision details

Bray Street, Birkenhead - Compulsory Purchase Order

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To enable full site assembly for housing development in Birkenhead.


A report by the Director of Regeneration, Housing and Planning sought authorisation to commence action to compulsorily acquire land in the Bray Street area of Birkenhead, by exercising Compulsory Purchase Order Powers under Section 226(1) (a) of the Town and Country Planning Action 1990 required for comprehensive redevelopment with new mixed tenure housing.




(1)  the Cabinet authorises the use of Compulsory Purchase Order powers under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Section 226 (1) (a) for the acquisition of the Order Lands to complete the acquisition of land and property shown coloured pink and edged in red on the  plan at Appendix 2 to the report; 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 and the presentation of the Council’s case at any Public Inquiry and acquire the interests in the Order Lands either by agreement or compulsorily.

Report author: Strategic Director: Regeneration and Environment

Publication date: 24/07/2012

Date of decision: 19/07/2012

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/08/2012

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