The CPA is a not for profit member organisation that promotes best and effective practice in delivering land for infrastructure, housing and regeneration. It is non partisan and does not support or oppose, nor comment upon specific schemes. Its members represent acquiring authorities and claimants.
Background to the CPA
In 2002 Tony Johnson, a highly respected practitioner, author and educator was invited to consider the formation of an Association focusing on compulsory purchase. The Law Society, the RICS, the RTPI, The Bar Council, IRRV and the CAAV agreed to support the creation of an multi professional association and the CPA was duly formed.In August 2017 the CPA became an incorporated company limited by guarantee and continues to fulfil the same remit.
The CPA is governed by an elected Board of Directors drawn from across the professions together with co-optees who have appropriate, specialist skills to make a significant contribution. Membership of the CPA is broad based within the field which enables diverse contributions from both the public and private sectors.