Re: Re: Dartmouth Square Disgrace
:confused: I may be wrong but my understanding of the Derelict Site Act 1990 is that DCC could have purchased the site under a CPO and “clean” the title under the 1990 Act?
This CPO should give them clean title to the site, but I expect that the question of the existing title will have to be resolved in order to decide on who is entitled to compensation. I don’t think the Derelict Sites Act comes into it as the site could not be said to be derelict.
Crucially, it seems O’Gara’s actions in closing the park and using it as a car park made the case for the CPO. If he had left it open as a public park ABP may have decided that there was no immediate necessity for the Council to acquire the land.