Decision details

Land Adjacent To Laird Street, Birkenhead - Compulsory Purchase Order

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor G Davies introduced a report by the Interim Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment which sought authorisation to commence action to compulsorily acquire land required for comprehensive redevelopment with new mixed tenure housing in the Milner Street area of Birkenhead, by exercising Compulsory Purchase Order Powers under Section 226(1) (a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.


The report contained exempt information set out in paragraph 3 of Part 1 Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and included details of the current position with regard to negotiations to acquire remaining legal interests at a site adjoining Laird Street, Birkenhead, shown coloured pink and edged in red on the plan at Appendix 2 area of Birkenhead.  The exempt information was in Appendix 3.  (Minute No. 193 refers)




(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 Land to complete the acquisition of land and property shown coloured pink and edged in red on the plan at Appendix 2; and


(2)  the Acting 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 Land either by agreement or compulsorily.

Publication date: 13/02/2013

Date of decision: 07/02/2013

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2013 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/02/2013

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