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The Compulsory Purchase Association Committee

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Chairman - Colin Cottage, Glenny LLP



Colin Cottage, BSc (Hons) MRICS IRRV
Partner, 

Glenny LLP
Unex Tower,  

Station Street, 
Stratford, 
London E15 1DA

Colin Cottage BSc (Hons) MRICS IRRV, Glenny LLP

Colin qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1991 and has specialised in providing compulsory purchase and compensation advice to both acquiring authorities and claimants for almost twenty years.
 
Colin’s experience extends to advising on CPO’s for acquiring authorities at Dagenham, Stratford, Woolwich, Canning Town, Harlow, Dartford; Sandwich; Ranham and Romford.  He was one of the GLA’s principle advisors for the CPO used to secure land at Stratford for the 2012 Olympic Games and legacy development.
 
Colin also acts for claimants affected by the use of compulsory purchase powers and currently advises landowners and occupiers in relation to CPOs being used to promote Crossrail, HS2, the Trafford Metrolink, the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade and a range of other regeneration and infrastructure based projects in locations that include Purfleet, Brent Cross, Tottenham and Enfield.
 
Colin has experience of giving written and oral expert evidence at Public Inquiry, the High Court and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).



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Vice Chairman - Vicky Fowler, Berwin Leighton Paisner


Partner
Real Estate - Planning and Environmental
Berwin Leighton Paisner
Adelaide House
London Bridge
London
EC4R 9HA 

Vicky Fowler, BLP Law

Vicky Fowler is a solicitor and partner in the Planning and Environment Department of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP).  Since joining BLP in 1999 Vicky has advised on a large number of regeneration projects involving the use of compulsory purchase powers and the settlement of compensation claims including: Bracknell town centre; the Homes and Communities Agency’s regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula; and Liverpool City Council in relation to Liverpool One (Paradise Street)  Council.  Vicky is currently advising on the implementation of the compulsory purchase powers in the Thames Tunnel Tideway Development Consent Order.
As well as acting for promoters of compulsory purchase orders she also advises claimants and advised  Apethorpe Country Estate on compulsory purchase compensation issues following DCMS’s compulsory Acquisition of the Grade I Listed country house, Apethorpe Hall and has  advised claimants on CTRL and Crossrail.  Vicky appears as a leading individual in the legal directories with accolades that describe her as “a thoughtful and incisive lawyer who has great capacity” and “efficient and client-friendly”
Vicky presented the case law update at the 2015 Annual Conference and is committed to the reform of the compulsory purchase process and compulsory purchase compensation.  She was one of the panel advisers to the British Property Federation and the British Council of Shopping Centres on their response to the Coalition’s Government’s 2015 Technical Consultation on compulsory purchase and compensation.

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Hon. Secretary  - Paul Astbury, Carter Jonas



Paul Astbury BSc (Hons) MRICS
Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase

Carter Jonas
One Chapel Place
London
W1G 0BG

Paul Astbury BSc (Hons) MRICS, Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase, Carter Jonas

Paul Astbury spent fifteen years at Transport for London Group Property acquiring property through compulsory purchase on a variety of schemes including Crossrail, the Jubilee Line Extension, Docklands Light Railway Lewisham Extension, and East London Line Extension, as well as station improvement and congestion relief schemes. Paul is Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase at Carter Jonas.  He has extensive experience in dealing with High Speed Rail and urban regeneration schemes for acquiring authorities, developers and affected landowners and ocuppiers. 


Paul is a past chairman of the CPA, and is heavily involved in the CPA’s reform activities; and led the
Planning Assumptions working group on the Localism Act.

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Hon. Treasurer - Henry Church, CBRE


Henry Church MRICS 
Senior Director
CBRE
Henrietta House,
Henrietta Place,
London,
W1G 0NB

Henry Church MRICS, CBRE
Henry has advised both acquiring authorities and affected parties in relation to the use of compulsory purchase and compensation on regeneration, transportation and utility projects for 20 years.

Beginning with predominantly easements and wayleaves for claimants in Kent he progressed on to dealing with acquisitions for motorways and trunk roads as well as in respect of regeneration projects.

Subseuqently he has provided advice in respect of enabling works for Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Olympic Park as well as for both Thurrock Thames Gateway and West Northamptonshire Development Corporations on major regeneration schemes together with numerous other town  centre and transportation schemes.  He is currently advising in respect of a number of energy schemes.

He has appeared as an expert witness at CPO inquiries on many occasions and advised in respect of a number of Tribunal references.

He is a visiting lecturer at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

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Immediate Past Chairman - Richard Guyatt, Bond Dickinson LLP




Richard Guyatt
Partner
Bond Dickinson LLP
3 Temple Quay
Temple Back East
Bristol
BS1 6DZ



Richard Guyatt, Bond Dickinson LLP

Richard is a partner at Bond Dickinson's nationally recognised planning and infrastructure team. He has 20 years' experience dealing with compulsory purchase matters. Over the last five years he has specialised in the area of nationally significant infrasructure projects and in particular advising applicants on the compulsory acquisition processes for Development Consent Orders.

He has also acted on a number of town centre regeneration schemes for promoters and local authorities. On the claimant side he acted for a number of parties affected by the 2012 London Olympics compulsory purchase processes as well as owners affected by the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and HS2 acquisitions, Crossrail and on several Transport and Works Orders.

Richard has been a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association since 2003. Over the last 3 years he has co-ordinated the reform group for the CPA, meeting with Government Departments and other key CPO participants to put forward the case for reform.
 
He regularly lectures on compulsory purchase issues and has been a speaker at past CPA conferences.

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Elected Members

 

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Paul Astbury BSc (Hons) MRICS
Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase

Carter Jonas
One Chapel Place
London
W1G 0BG

Paul Astbury BSc (Hons) MRICS, Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase, Carter Jonas

Paul Astbury spent fifteen years at Transport for London Group Property acquiring property through compulsory purchase on a variety of schemes including Crossrail, the Jubilee Line Extension, Docklands Light Railway Lewisham Extension, and East London Line Extension, as well as station improvement and congestion relief schemes. Paul is Partner and Head of Compulsory Purchase at Carter Jonas.  He has extensive experience in dealing with High Speed Rail and urban regeneration schemes for acquiring authorities, developers and affected landowners and ocuppiers. 


Paul is a past chairman of the CPA, and is heavily involved in the CPA’s reform activities; and led the
Planning Assumptions working group on the Localism Act.

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Henry Church MRICS 
Senior Director
CBRE
Henrietta House,
Henrietta Place,
London,
W1G 0NB

Henry Church MRICS, CBRE
Henry has advised both acquiring authorities and affected parties in relation to the use of compulsory purchase and compensation on regeneration, transportation and utility projects for 20 years.

Beginning with predominantly easements and wayleaves for claimants in Kent he progressed on to dealing with acquisitions for motorways and trunk roads as well as in respect of regeneration projects.

Subseuqently he has provided advice in respect of enabling works for Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Olympic Park as well as for both Thurrock Thames Gateway and West Northamptonshire Development Corporations on major regeneration schemes together with numerous other town  centre and transportation schemes.  He is currently advising in respect of a number of energy schemes.

He has appeared as an expert witness at CPO inquiries on many occasions and advised in respect of a number of Tribunal references.

He is a visiting lecturer at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

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Rebecca Clutten
Francis Taylor Building
Inner Temple
London
EC4Y 7BY

Rebecca Clutten, Francis Taylor Buidling
Rebecca Clutten is a barrister at Francis Taylor Building. As well as being on the CPA’s Committee, she is also an active member of the steering group for the YCPA – the arm of the CPA specifically aimed at those under 35 or with less than ten years’ post-qualification experience. The group promotes learning and best practice amongst those entering the field.

She is instructed on a wide range of compulsory purchase and compensation matters, both in her own right and as a junior. Highlights include her successful promotion of Westminster City Council’s CPO for the regeneration of the Dudley House estate in Paddington and appearing before the Select Committee on the High Speed 2 Bill in respect of compensation arrangements. In addition to her advisory practice and work before the Tribunal, Rebecca also has experience of advising clients during mediation.


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Matthew Collings

Eversheds LLP
Eversheds House
70 Great Bridgewater Street
Manchester
M1 5ES

Matthew Collings, Evershed

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Barry Denyer - Green Hon RICS, Hon CAAV, LLM PhD 

Barrister
Falcon Chambers
Falcon Court
London
EC4Y 1AA


Barry Denyer Green HonRICS LLM PhD , Falcon Chambers
Hon member of the RICS. Hon member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. Fellow of the College of Estate Management. Editor of the Estates Gazette Law Reports 1987-2006. Joint editor of the Planning Law Reports 1986-2006. Author of: Compulsory Purchase and Compensation (10th Edition) 2013; Development Law and Planning (4th Edition) 2012; Law of Commons and of Town and Village Greens (2nd Edition) (2006) (Joint author).

Barry is also a past chairman of the CPA, and is a frequent contributor to the CPA’s stakeholder engagement papers.


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Greg Dickson BSc(Hons) MA MRTPI

Associate Director

Turley
10th Floor
1 New York Street
Manchester 

M1 4HD

Greg Dickson BSc(Hons) MA MRTPI, Turley

Greg joined Turley in 2007 and is the head of the company’s Transport Infrastructure sector group.

He has varied private sector experience including promotion of strategic mixed-use, commercial, highway infrastructure, rail freight and logistics development.
As well as handling a variety of detailed planning applications, Greg has assisted on a number of complex projects involving Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO). He is commercially aware and has a proven track record in delivering results for our clients.
Greg also plays an active role on the Committee of the Young Compulsory Purchase Association and is a member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA).

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Raj Gupta

Legal Director

Pinsent Masons LLP


Raj Gupta, Pinsent Masons LLP

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Adrian Maher MRICS
Aspire Compulsory purchase,

Holden House

57 Rathbone Place

London 

W1T 1JU



Adrian Maher MRICS, Aspire Compulsory purchase

Adrian is the former head of Operational Property at Transport for London. He led the compulsory purchase team  for over 30 years and has been responsible for the land acquisition on a number of major compulsory purchase schemes including the East London Line extension, Jubilee Line extension, Croydon Tramlink and more recently Crossrail. He was responsible for a compensation budget of over £1bn and some of the leading cases on compulsory purchase such as Spirerose..

He has been a committee member of the CPA since 2013 and has played a key role in the recent reforms in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and Nneighbourhood planning Bill.

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Keith Murray
Principal, 

Keith Murray Associates,
53 High Rd,
Bushy Heath,
Herts,
WD23 1EE

Keith Murray, Keith Murray Associates
Keith Murray is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He started his career with the Valuation Office where he dealt with all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation advice; primarily advising local authorities and government departments. He subsequently worked at the VO head office as a specialist valuer dealing with development land tax, capital gains tax and capital transfer tax.

For twelve years he was a partner with Edwin Hill in charge of the Specialist Services Department responsible for advising clients in connection with compulsory purchase and compensation. In 2000 he set up Keith Murray Associates to provide a specialist service in compulsory purchase and compensation with a personal approach. Keith Murray Associates is one of the UK’s leading experts in compulsory purchase and compensation.

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John Sayer

Director
CBRE
Henrietta House
Henrietta Place
London
W1G 0NB


John Sayer, CBRE
John is a Chartered Surveyor and Director in the CBRE Compulsory Purchase Team based in London. He has 15 years of property experience and for the last decade has focussed his career on compulsory purchase and land assembly. He advises a variety of acquiring authorities, development partners, and claimants on regeneration and infrastructure projects across the UK. Such schemes include the Olympics & Legacy CPO, Westfield & Hammerson’s redevelopment of Croydon’s retail centre, Ballymore’s Brentford Waterside redevelopment, High Speed 1, High Speed 2, Rowner Renewal, Thames Tideway Tunnel, and Heathrow Airport.


John was a member of the Young CPA steering group for three years since its inception in 2013 and also undertook the co-ordinator role for the group.

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Jon Stott
Director

Gateley Hamer

104-106 Colmore Row
Birmingham
B3 3AG

Jon Stott, Gateley Hamer

Jonathan is Managing Director of Gateley Hamer and heads their Compulsory Purchase & Compensation team having established it when joining the firm in 2013.  Jonathan has over 13 years' experience working in the field of compulsory purchase and he was co-opted on the CPA Committee in 2015 and elected for a two-year term in 2016.  

 
Jonathan has experience working for promoting and acquiring authorities and for claimants.  He is a RICS accredited expert witness and regularly gives evidence to public inquiries, hearings and Select Committees.  
 
Since joining the CPA Jonathan has been actively involved with the YCPA, spending two years on the YCPA Steering Group, the Midlands regional CPA group, where he continues to be a Committee member, and he has recently taken on Chairmanship of the Outreach and PR working group, aimed at encouraging graduates to consider careers involving compulsory purchase, increasing membership of the CPA and increasing awareness and authority of the CPA through PR strategies.
 
As if to underline his love of all things compulsory purchase Jonathan can be followed on the Twitter handle @MisterCPO!

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Michele Vas
Managing Associate

Dentons UKMEA LLP

1 Fleet Place

London

EC4M 7WS


Michele Vas, Dentons

Michele is a Managing Associate in Dentons' Planning and Public Law team and has over 15 years of CPO experience. She advises on all aspects of compulsory purchase and compensation to both acquiring authorities promoting CPOs and claimants affected by them. Michele's recent projects include acting for Eastbourne Borough Council, successfully securing a confirmed CPO for the redevelopment of Eastbourne Town Centre and for Southwark Council promoting a CPO in Peckham; she is also advising the GLA in relation to the London City Airport CPO and acting for a number of claimants affected by the Cricklewood Brent Cross CPO. Michele has also been advising on the acquisition strategy for land subject to a Transport and Works Act Order together with related compensation claims. Michele is recommended by Legal 500 as having "an extensive knowledge of CPO procedures’ and rated in the Chambers Legal Guide as "an excellent technical adviser" with a "really good client-friendly manner."



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Co-opted Members

 


Gary Soloman
Partner
Burges Salmon

One Glass Wharf

Bristol

BS2 0ZX

Gary Soloman, Burges Salmon LLP

Gary is Partner and head of Burges Salmon’s Planning and Compulsory Purchase team. He provides compulsory purchase and compensation advice to both acquiring authorities and claimants. Gary is currently leading the team acting for the Isle of Anglesey County Council in relation to the proposed new nuclear power station at Wylfa, including acting for the Council as local highway authority in promoting compulsory purchase orders for major highway works connected with the development proposals.  He also acted for Bristol City Council and North Somerset Council on their successful joint promotion of compulsory purchase orders and side road orders for the South Bristol Link.  Gary has advised on a number of town and city centre regeneration schemes for acquiring authorities.  He is currently involved in a large scale leisure-led scheme in Peterborough City Centre and is advising on complex compensation issues in relation to a major mixed-use scheme in SW London.  Gary is a national committee member of the CPA.

Sue Rixon

Legal Executive

LB Kensington

Tri-Borough Legal Services
Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London 
W8 7NX


Sue Rixon, LB Kensington




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Also invited to attend Committee Meetings

 



Odell Milne
Partner
Brodies LLP

15 Atholl Crescent
Edinburgh EH3 8HA
Scotland UK

Odell Milne

Partner, Brodies


Odell heads Brodies' Agricultural and Estates team. She has more than twenty years' experience in rural and estate business and is accredited as a Specialist in Agricultural Law by the Law Society of Scotland. Acting for a large number of clients engaged in rural and farming business, she is involved in transactions covering the full range of rural property matters including the sale and purchase of estates, farms, salmon fishings and forestry and agricultural law. As these projects have become increasingly important to our rural clients, she also advises with regard to commercial development, mineral agreements, telecom leases, wind farm options and leases and hydro schemes.

A member of our cross-departmental Transport team, Odell leads Brodies' team carrying out the property work relating to the high profile and high value Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine, Airdrie-Bathgate and Borders (Waverley) Railways. She supervises the team which has carried out the land acquisition for all three railways and advises on a wide range of topics including complex compulsory purchase matters, agricultural holdings, utility relocation, bridge agreements, roads and access, station leases, voluntary purchase schemes, common property, noise and vibration, railway legislation and regulatory matters, asset protection, permitted development rights, human rights, HMRI matters, level crossings, Private Bill and Transport & Works (Scotland) Order Procedure and Compulsory Purchase legislation and procedure.

Odell is ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for both agricultural law and transport.

Odell is co-author with Karen Hamilton of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia Re-issue "Compulsory Acquisition and Compensation" (LexisNexis/Butterworths 2008). She is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on compulsory purchase and rural topics including agricultural holdings as well as regularly contributing articles to industry publications. She has been quoted in the press on both Transport and Rural and Agricultural Holdings matters. Odell is a member of the Scottish Arbiters' and Valuers' Association and of the Agricultural Law Association.


Katy McPhie
Associate

Bond Dickinson LLP
1 Whitehall Riverside

Leeds

LS1 4BN

Katy McPhie

Representative/ Co-ordinator of YCPA

Katy is an Associate in the Planning and Infrastructure Team at Bond Dickinson LLP, where she has gained experience in a variety of matters including providing strategic advice in relation to land allocation and large scale residential development, acting for waste operators in public inquiries for EfW and related projects, advising promoters and landowners on aspects of Development Consent, Transport and Works Act, Compulsory Purchase and Stopping Up Orders, negotiating complex section 106 agreements for large scale mixed use and residential schemes and advising investors and funders on planning aspects of transactions.  Prior to becoming a solicitor Katy obtained a BSc in Environmental Biogeoscience from the University of Leeds and worked as a planning enforcement officer at the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, gaining diverse enforcement experience.

 
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