Compulsory purchase order is a 'must buy' in plain English

The Scottish Government has launched new guidance on compulsory purchase orders for Local Authorities and an easy read guide for members of the public.

This is the first time in over 30 years the guidance for Local Authorities has been updated.

The updated guidance follows consultation which shows some local authorities are uncertain about using compulsory purchase, and that there is also concern that authorities do not always engage properly with people affected.

The guidance for local authorities stresses the importance of early, meaningful and ongoing engagement with the people affected.The guidance is accompanied by an easy read guide for people affected by compulsory purchase. The guide explains the process, how long it should take, the rights people have and where they can go for advice. It has been endorsed with a Crystal Mark by the Plain English Campaign.

Read the news release from the Scottish Government.

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