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compulsory purchase

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noun

[mass noun] British
The officially enforced purchase of privately owned land or property for public use: [as modifier]: the City Council has applied for a compulsory purchase order
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  • Ultimately, however, in cases of outright conflict between the company and property owners compulsory purchase was enforced.
  • The Council resolution authorised the purchase of affected properties by agreement in advance of any compulsory purchase order.
  • The moves will include an agreement to approve road closures where necessary and compulsory purchase orders on land and buildings.
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