A 21-day petitioning period opened on 16 October 2012, for individuals or groups specially and directly affected by the compulsory acquisition by Stevenage Borough Council of part of Chells Recreation Ground in Stevenage to indicate that they would like to give evidence to a Joint Committee of the House of Lords and the House of Commons – if one is appointed
That committee would consider whether the compulsory purchase should be permitted.
Those wishing to give their views must follow the guidelines for submitting a ‘petition’ to either the House of Commons or the House of Lords – it makes no difference which House is petitioned.
A petition in this context is a document in a specific format that outlines how the proposed compulsory purchase affects them and why they think it should not go ahead. Petitioning kits are available on the Stevenage Compulsory Purchase Order web page.
The deadline for submissions is 5.00 pm on Monday 5 November 2012.
The Borough of Stevenage (Ferrier Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2009 is a special procedure order. They are relatively rare. The last one to have petitions presented against it was laid last year: The Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011.