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Proposed Compulsory Purchase of 16 Branwhite Close and the Gainsborough Public House, Lockleaze

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek an updated approval following Cabinet approval on 3 September 2019 for Bristol City Council to compulsory purchase the Gainsborough Public House site in Lockleaze and 16 Branwhite Close should negotiated acquisition fail.


That Cabinet:

1.         Noted the regeneration plans for Lockleaze and the efforts made to acquire by agreement the Gainsborough Public House and 16 Branwhite Close sites.

2.         Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Deputy Mayor for Finance Governance and performance, in the event that it does not prove possible to acquire the Gainsborough Public House and 16 Branwhite Close (the properties) by negotiated agreement, to:

i.   make and progress CPO’s under s226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the properties – shown edged red on the plan attached at Appendix A; and

ii. take all steps necessary to progress the CPO’s and to secure their confirmation to include defending any objections at a public inquiry.

3.    Noted the Director of Legal Democratic Service will where relevant negotiate and settle the payment of compensation within the approved budget envelope to secure the acquisition of the properties for comprehensive redevelopment of the Branwhite Development Site.


Publication date: 10/05/2022

Date of decision: 10/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 10/05/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/05/2022

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