Birnbeck Pier Compulsory Purchase Order

North Somerset Council has served a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to the private owners of Birnbeck pier.

The council has been working for some time to secure a future for the Pier and announced in June 2020 that the RNLI are looking to invest into the historic pier and move their life saving operations back to the island, significantly improving their access to the water.

The council intends to use its legal powers to compulsory purchase the Pier site as part of a back-to-back deal, immediately transferring the property to the RNLI.

North Somerset Council formally approved the need to issue the CPO at its meeting on 14 July 2020. This page highlights the key documents needed as part of the CPO.