News: 27 September 2021Planning Director shortlisted to be on the National CPA Board

Throughout Greg’s career he has advised acquiring authorities, developers and private landowners in respect of compulsory purchase procedures and compensation claims; both on behalf of those promoting and implementing compulsory purchase powers as well as those opposing them. His most recent work on behalf of acquiring authorities promoting the compulsory acquisition of land includes:

  • Warrington Borough Council: advice on matters relating to the exercise of compulsory purchase powers in order to facilitate the comprehensive mixed-use regeneration of the Bridge Street Quarter in Warrington town centre.
  • HS2 Limited: in respect of compensation matters arising out of Phase 1 of the project.
  • Highways England (now National Highways): on a number of major road schemes / Development Consent Orders (DCO) which require the acquisition of rights or land.

Alongside this, Greg has also successfully advised claimants and objectors in relation to a number of significant schemes including, Harlow Science Park, the Manchester A6MARR relief road and the Dreamland Amusement Park (Margate).

Greg said “I am passionate about the work of the National CPA Committee and want to continue represent the important work chartered Town Planners undertake in the field of Compulsory Purchase. Having started my involvement with the CPA as an active member of the Young CPA Steering Group in 2013, I then served as a Board Member from 2016 to 2020. After a year out, but with more CPO experience acquired here at Barton Willmore, I’ve applied again and hope to be re-elected.”

Greg has set out three reasons why he should be elected in his application:

  1. To ensure planning professionals have a means of influencing the formulation of ideas to assist growth in the membership of CPA / CPAF
  2. To ensure that the work of the CPA is relevant to practicing professionals and to improve links with industry bodies such as the RTPI and NIPA.
  3. To proactively support the advice/recommendations presented by the CPA (on behalf of its members) to Government to further assist the ongoing reform of the CPO process.

Greg, alongside Dan Ingram and Ian Gilbert are our ‘go to experts’ for the Practice. You can find out more about our Compulsory Purchase experience here

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