Compulsory purchase of riverside land

ANOTHER step on the way to redeveloping the Saul's Wharf area in Cobholm has been taken with a compulsory purchase order of land.Two sites at Saul's Wharf, on the Bure Harbour Quay, have had orders imposed to help in their transition towards becoming residential areas.

ANOTHER step on the way to redeveloping the Saul's Wharf area in Cobholm has been taken with a compulsory purchase order of land.

Two sites at Saul's Wharf, on the Bure Harbour Quay, have had orders imposed to help in their transition towards becoming residential areas.

Head of central services at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Chris Skinner, said the order was made after some confusion over the ownership of one of the sites.

“We had assumed these two pieces of land were owned by the council, but when you go and look at the plans there was a bit of confusion. To make sure all the land is available for the residential developments planned we've made the compulsory purchase order to regularise it.


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“Though we've no idea at all who owned the land it should all to go smoothly. It's possible that someone comes forward regarding the land but it's unlikely.”

Mr Skinner added if a successful claim of ownership of the land was made, the owner would either receive compensation, or, if they objected to the purchase, the matter would go to a public inquiry.

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Plans for the Wharf include nearly 40 homes, and are part of a broader long term redevelopment of the waterfront area, including Bure Harbour Quay, North Quay and Ice House Quay.

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