Private Property Compulsory Acquisition

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: What are Compulsory Acquisition Orders?

Answer: There may be occasions when The Isle of Wight Council has to acquire land or buildings under Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) powers to fulfil its statutory functions as a Council. In most cases CPO's relate to Highway schemes such as road widening projects. The Isle of Wight Council will only use a CPO as a last resort as we normally try to acquire land or buildings by agreement with the owner.

If you believe that this may affect you, please contact the Strategic asset Management Team on 823266 for advice and information.

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