Compulsory Purchase

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee has agreed to undertake a short inquiry into compulsory purchase.


The inquiry is to focus on the use of compulsory purchase powers in two specific areas:

  • regenerating town centres; and
  • developing opportunities for active travel.

Terms of reference

  • Are there any barriers to the use of compulsory purchase powers? If so, how can they be overcome?
  • Are there any specific barriers to the use of compulsory purchase to:
    • regenerate town centres; and/or
    • develop opportunities for active travel?
  • Do local authorities have enough resources and the right skills in place to use their compulsory purchase powers effectively?
  • What are your views on the Welsh Government’s proposals for streamlining the Compulsory Purchase Order process, as set out in its consultation on infrastructure consenting?

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 16/08/2018