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Compulsory Purchase of Farmland
Roger Gibbard
While surfing the Internet one day we found this very interesting paper written by Roger Gibbard, F.R.I.C.S., F.A.A.V., who was then the Director of Rural Studies in the Department of Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading, United Kingdom. Professor Gibbard specializes in the study of legal and valuation aspects of rural land ownership in Great Britain.

Professor Gibbard's paper examines the valuation impacts of partial takings on farmland in the context of the law in Great Britain. Many of the impacts discussed will nevertheless be immediately recognized in Canada so the paper provides useful insight into Canadian law and practice.

Readers are cautioned that some of the terminology used in the article varies from that commonly used in Canada. For example, the expression "compulsory purchase" is known in Canada as "expropriation". Case law and statutory references are obviously references to British law.

The article has been reproduced here with the permission of the author.

© 2001 Roger Gibbard University of Reading

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