Perry Barr Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village and wider regeneration compulsory purchase order
The City Council has authority to make acquisitions in the Perry Barr area to deliver a regeneration scheme for the Commonwealth Games in 2022, plus an ongoing legacy for Perry Barr. The scheme includes the development of the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, significant transport and connectivity improvements, improvements to the environment and new commercial and residential development. The full details of the scheme are set out in the documents which accompany the Birmingham (Perry Barr – Athletes’ Village and Legacy) Compulsory Purchase Order 2018 (“the CPO”).
The CPO was made on 7 December 2018. Nineteen objections were received and addressed in the Statement of Case, which was published on 19 March 2019. A Public Inquiry was held in July 2019. The Order was confirmed on 11 September 2019.
The documents relating to the confirmation order along with the confirmed plans can also be viewed in person at:
1 Lancaster Circus
Doug Ellis Sports Centre
150 Wellhead Lane
The scheme is in line with the city’s planning framework for the area set out in the Birmingham Development Plan and Aston, Newtown and Lozells Area Action Plan, and the emerging Urban Centres Framework.
The scheme is also central to the successful delivery of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. Because there is a limited amount of time to prepare for the Commonwealth Games, the Council needs to be sure that it can buy the land needed to deliver the proposals within a reasonable time. To do this the council has used the powers it has under a CPO alongside voluntary negotiation. The CPO, which was confirmed by the Secretary of State on 11 September 2019, allows the council to buy land even if the owner does not agree. The council is legally obliged to pay a fair price for the property under a CPO, as governed by the Compensation Code.
To use CPO powers the council has gone through a legal process to ensure using these powers is justified. It is a statutory obligation to notify everyone affected by a CPO – all those affected had the opportunity to object and make their case at the Public Local Inquiry.
The council will continue to work with affected parties to provide appropriate advice and support.
As part of the CPO progress the Council produced two information booklets which are designed for residential and commercial properties and can still be viewed here:
(this page was last updated October 2019, please contact Atif Ali, Development Officer, 0121 675 0501, if you require further information)