They can't force compulsory purchase unless they have definite plans as to what is replacing it, which in this case, they didn't.
And there have been a few battles over it but Charlie won every time (apart from his sloping flag which he had to take down and now he has flags at front and back correctly aligned)
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates