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Compulsory purchase orders

A compulsory purchase order (CPO) can be made when we need to acquire land for purposes that are in the public interest, but we can’t reach an agreement to get the land or the owner can’t be traced. For example, a CPO may be used to bring empty homes back into use or to regenerate an area.

A CPO must be confirmed by the Scottish Ministers. When we make a CPO, we must apply to the Scottish Government for confirmation of the order.

Anyone has the right to object to the order during the objection period. This period runs for at least 21 days from the date notice of the CPO is first published. Any objection must be made in writing (by letter or email) directly to the Scottish Government. Details of where and by what date an objection can be made for any new CPO are stated in the notice of the relevant order (see below). The Scottish Ministers will consider any representations made before they decide whether to confirm the order. In some cases a hearing may be arranged to consider objections.

If the order is confirmed, a further notice is published to make known the confirmation of the order. Anyone with an interest in the property may apply for compensation in respect of their interest, this will be valued by an independent valuer.

Please see Scottish Government Guidance on CPOs for Owners and Tenants.

New orders

There are currently no new orders.

Unconfirmed orders

CPOs currently promoted by the Council:

Confirmed orders

CPOs confirmed by the Scottish Ministers within the last 5 years.

2 Montgomerie Road, Saltcoats

Confirmed on 6 April 2023, see the CPO by North Ayrshire Council – 2 Montgomerie Road.

Flat Ground East, 99 Nelson Street Largs

Confirmed on 9 September 2021, see the CPO by North Ayrshire Council - 99 Nelson Street.

Information on all confirmed CPOs in Scotland can accessed in the Compulsory Purchase Orders Register maintained by the Scottish Government.