Basildon Borough Council’s Compulsory Purchase Order for Craylands Estate

In UK Birketts LLP, advised on the matter.

Birketts LLP advised Basildon Borough Council with a team including Ros Nuttall (Picture – Public Law), Real Estate).

The Compulsory Purchase Order will enable the Council to acquire land in order to facilitate the delivery of the next phase of the comprehensive redevelopment and renewal of the Craylands Estate in Basildon.

The project as a whole, for the redevelopment and renewal of the Craylands Estate, will provide for 994 new dwellings, 534 original properties demolished, 429 retained with 298 of the new dwellings being affordable. This Compulsory Purchase Order relates to the third phase of the project, described as the “North phase”, which relates to 8.49 hectares of the Craylands Estate.

The Basildon Borough Council (Fryerns and Craylands) (Phase North) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020 was made by the Council on 19 August 2020 and was confirmed by the Planning Inspector on 24 August 2021 following a public inquiry.

Birketts Planning and Environmental Team was led by Ros Nuttall (Picture – Legal Director) with support from Beth Youngs (Solicitor).

Involved fees earner: Ros Nuttall – Birketts LLP; Beth Youngs – Birketts LLP;

Law Firms: Birketts LLP;

Clients: Basildon Borough Council;

Author: Giulia Di Palma