Compulsory purchase order - a schedule of properties
In order to facilitate the delivery of the comprehensive Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration Scheme the Council has decided to make three Compulsory Purchase Orders (“CPOs”).
The first CPO (referred to as “CPO1”) will facilitate the delivery of Phase 1A & Phase 1B North of the scheme.
The second CPO (referred to as “CPO2”) will facilitate the delivery of Brent Cross Cricklewood South which includes Phase 1C and land to the south of the scheme.
The third CPO (referred to as "CPO3") will facilitate the delivery of the new Thameslink Station in the southern area of the scheme.
How CPOs work
A CPO is a legal tool which may be used by public bodies in order to facilitate the improvement, development and redevelopment of land, in this case, the regeneration of Brent Cross Cricklewood. If the CPOs are confirmed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Council will have the powers to compulsorily acquire the property and land identified in the respective CPOs.
CPO1 and CPO2 were made by the Council on 20 April 2015. Statutory notices of making the CPOs were subsequently published on 30 April 2015 and served on persons who have a property interest affected by the CPOs.
The Public Inquiry into Compulsory Purchase Order 1 and Compulsory Purchase Order 2 for the Brent Cross Cricklewood Scheme started on Tuesday 17 May 2016 and closed on the 27 July. The Secretary of State confirmed Compulsory Purchase Orders 1 and 2 on 7 December 2017.
The Secretary of State also confirmed Compulsory Purchase Order 3 on 7 June 2018.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has produced a series of five booklets which explains, in simple terms, how the compulsory purchase system works. For more information please contact TransformingBX@barnet.gov.uk
General Vesting Declaration (GVD)
A General Vesting Declaration (GVD) is a legal document which is used to acquire land or interests in land with the powers in a confirmed Compulsory Purchase Order. After a specified period (minimum of 3 months) ownership of the land or interests in the land included in the GVD will automatically transfer to the Council. A number of GVDs have now been made and served by the Council. Copies of the GVDs that have been made on CPO1 and CPO2 can be found here:
GVD notice’s for CPO 1 (GVD Notice 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) and CPO 2 (GVD Notice 4, 5, 6) are related to the Whitefield Estate and are available for viewing upon request. Please contact TransformingBX@barnet.co.uk and quote “GVD Notice Request” within the subject line to obtain further information.
These apply to Brent Cross Cricklewood Scheme (CPO 1, CPO 2 & CPO 3)
3. The London Borough of Barnet Unitary Development Plan 2006 – Saved Policies. (2006)
6. Section 106 Agreement between:
- (1) The Mayor and Burgess of London
- (2) Kleinworth Benson (Channel Islands) Corporate Services Limited
- (3) Kleinworth Benson (Jersey) Trustees Limited
- (4) Hammerson (Brent Cross) Limited
- (5) Cricklewood Regeneration Limited
- (6) Hammerson (Cricklewood) Limited
- (7) Transport for London, in relation to Planning Permission reference F/04687/13 (22 July 2014)
West Hendon Regeneration
As part of the West Hendon regeneration, we have decided to make up to four separate Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO). The first CPO will be called CPO1 which will include all properties in phase 3 of the development.
A CPO is a legal tool that helps to ensure that redevelopment can go ahead by giving us the power to compulsorily buy property and land identified in the CPO.
On 3 June 2014 the Council made CPO1. Order and notices were then served to all known persons who had an interest affected by the CPO on 5 June 2014.
On 17 June 2014 the Council made a revised order in respect of the estate. The Council has amended the wording of the Order dated 3 June 2014 to include a third paragraph in the Order dealing with the discharge of rights, incidents and trusts. Please note that no amendments have been made to the Order Schedule, Statement of Reasons, the CPO advice sheet or the CPO Map (other than amending the date at the bottom of the CPO Map and on the last page of the Order Schedule). Order and notices were then served to all known persons who had an interest affected by the CPO on 5 June 2014. You may inspect these documents at the deposit locations stated in the enclosed Notice or in the documents on the right in the download section.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has produced a series of five booklets which explains, in simple terms, how the compulsory purchase system works.
For more information, please use the contact details on the right.
A CPO is a formal legal tool that helps to ensure that redevelopment can go ahead by giving the Council the power to compulsorily purchase property and land identified in the CPO if it cannot be bought by agreement.
On 6 December 2011 the Council made the Order and notices were then served to all known persons who had an interest affected by the CPO on 8 December.
The documents on the right gives you notice that the CPO has now been made.