Background to the CPA
In 2002 Tony Johnson, was invited to steer a working party which comprised representatives from The Law Society, the RICS, the RTPI, The Bar Council, IRRV and the CAAV to create an association that would bring together all interested parties. This culminated in a Constitution for an organisation which is now governed by an elected National Committee comprising officers drawn from across the professions together with co-optees who have appropriate, specialist skills to make a significant contribution. Members of the CPA are either ‘full’ or ‘corporate’ (public) which enables diverse contributions from both the public and private sectors. To view the CPA constitution click here. To join, click here.
The objectives for the CPA are to:
a multi-disciplinary association of persons interested in compulsory
free exchange of views, experience and advice.
correspondence and newsletters to members by e-newsletters and e-mails.
lectures, seminars, and similar events, on compulsory purchase
topics for both members and non-members.
networking opportunities for members and liaise with Universities to
provide assistance on compulsory purchase topics.
as a reference point
and sounding board
for Government, the
Law Commission and others on compulsory purchase issues and
best practice in all aspects of compulsory purchase.
independent of all organisations so as to offer balanced and unprejudiced
views and advice.
The CPA brings together and channels
the wealth of expertise in the subject of
Compulsory Purchase & compensation, to promote this important area
of work and to foster a basis for best practice. In doing so, it not only
provides a sounding board for change in this sphere, but makes comment and
provides recommendations relating to relevant Law Commission, government
department and other reports and existing/proposed Legislation. It also promotes
training and networking to share experience and knowledge. It is a fully
independent and self funded organisation.