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Land Tribunal Expert Evidence

Project Overview

To deliver the London Olympics 2012, the Greater London Authority (GLA) undertook the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) of sites in Stratford.

A number of previous landowners have since contested the purchase price offered by the GLA based on the level of development they claim could have reasonably been delivered at their respective sites. Regardless of the Olympics, Stratford had been targeted for change and regeneration, which was reflected in various historic policy documents.

Vectos has been retained by the GLA to provide transport advice and expert evidence in relation to four sites in the Stratford area that were acquired by the GLA through the Compulsory Purchase Order

Our Approach

Vectos has reviewed the historic and potential level of accessibility at each site. This has involved an assessment of the Public Transport Accessibility Level (PTAL), as well as an overall judgement on the historic and potential accessibility of each site with regard to the regeneration potential of the area, in the “theoretical” absence of the Olympics being awarded to London.

Vectos has assisted the GLA in assessing the level of development that could reasonably have been brought forward at each site based on a number of factors such as the level of accessibility, car parking requirements, highway capacity, access opportunities and the prevalent policy at the time the Olympics was awarded to London (July 2005).

For two of the sites, Vectos provided input at Consultations with Counsel and prepared Expert Witness Reports. Vectos also presented evidence at the Land Tribunal.