Compulsory purchase order
In order to make these transport improvements, the council needs to acquire some land which it does not own. If we are unable to buy the land by negotiation with the current owner(s), a compulsory purchase order will be used.
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. To use CPO powers the council has to go through a legal process to ensure using these powers is justified. We do 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.
When COVID-19 restrictions allow, the documents relating to the confirmation order along with the confirmed plans can also be viewed in person at:
- Summerfield Community Sports Centre, Winson Green Road, Winson Green, B18 4EJ
The transport improvements are needed to address long term traffic congestion and poor access and are significant in advancing the economic growth potential of the A457 Dudley Road corridor and surrounding area. The proposed scheme supports the delivery of the Birmingham Development Plan and is supported by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) through allocation of Local Growth Fund.