Why you should be a member of the CPA?
"The law of compulsory purchase of land is difficult to locate, complicated to decipher and elusive to apply" Lord Carnwath
More relevantly, the law and practice remain complex.
The CPA provides the environment necessary to stay in touch with best practice and those that undertake such work.
There are substantial member benefits at a modest cost.
Why acquiring authorities should be members of the CPA?
Do Local authorities have the expertise to bring forward and deliver a CPO? The cost of failing far outweigh the costs of being a member. Being a member provides access to all the benefits of membership – particularly to networking and best practice.
If you work for a local government we offer a corporate membership at a discount rate.
Types of Membership and Annual Fees
The CPA has 6 membership groups:
Awarded by the Board
Open to any professional person (see application form) who has an interest in CPO work
£75 + VAT
Open to students in education & not employed full time.
Open to public sector organisations (public or local authority, statutory agency, statutory undertaker, public trust or higher education body).
£57.50 + VAT
For someone who has retired from active practice but who wishes to stay connected
£37.50 + VAT
Not a separate group, but open to members who have less than 10 years professional experience in CPO work
Free to Members