Compulsory Purchase Backwell Parish Council has requested our Solicitor to give us advice on Compulsory Purchase.

Some of our residents are quite worried, particularly those up at Downside as to their rights and their legal position when someone such as Bristol Airport instigate Compulsory Purchase on 8 properties mentioned in their Airport expansion programme.

We will post this advice in the next few days. BPC are also in talks with the Airport about the suggested meeting in Backwell Parish hall on the 15th January 2018 and that transport will be laid on. Cllr Steve Mitchell feels that we need an earlier meeting up at Downside with ourselves and residents to fully explain the Airports intentions and more importantly let them know our concerns.

Once arranged we will do a leaflet drop. We will also invite our neighbouring councils to attend.