Birnbeck Pier Compulsory Purchase Order

North Somerset Council served a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to the private owners of Birnbeck pier in 2020 and 2023.

The Secretary of State confirmed approval of the CPO for Birnbeck Pier and the associated land on 21 September 2023.

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

North Somerset Council formally approved the Compulsory Purchase Order at its meeting on 14 July 2020. This page highlights the key documents needed as part of the CPO. The CPO was formally served on the owners in September 2020.