The Compulsory Purchase Order was needed to deliver a scheme for the improvement of an existing privately run gypsy site by a registered Housing Association with HCA grant funding. Harriet Townsend represented the Order Making Authority at the inquiry into objections to the Order. The Order has not been confirmed, the Secretary of State accepting the landowner’s case that the site already meets a need for gypsy accommodation.
The Welsh Assembly Government confirmed the Compulsory Purchase Order of part of a terrace on the seafront promenade in Rhyl. The Order scheme will regenerate that part of Rhyl and complement the Ocean Beach regeneration strategy for the North Wales coast.
Harriet promoted a Compulsory Purchase Order for part of Ipswich Street designed to deliver a planned redevelopment and an extension to the primary retail frontage of Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk’s principal town. Objectors included the United Reformed Church whose building was to be amongst those acquired. Harriet also advised on achieving a successful scheme to re-locate the church satisfactorily.
Major regeneration project on employment land in a quayside location within a deprived area of Lowestoft required assembly of land already in economic use to deliver new offices for two local authorities, and facilities for CEFAS (research body related to DEFRA). Harriet acted for the Acquiring Authority.