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 Statement of Reasons for making the Order which accompanies the Compulsory Purchase Order (“CPO”).
The CPO was made on 7 December 2018.
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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 will be using a CPO alongside voluntary negotiations. If the council is not able to negotiate a purchase of a property by agreement, a CPO (if confirmed by the Secretary of State) 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 to go through a legal process to ensure using these powers is justified. It does this by making a CPO and asking the Secretary of State (the Government) to approve it. The council has a statutory obligation to notify everyone affected by a CPO and anyone affected can object and make their case at a Public Local Inquiry if they wish, before the Secretary of State makes a decision.
The council has been and is continuing to work with affected parties to provide appropriate advice and support.