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Compulsory Purchase Orders

Compulsory purchase powers enable public bodies, such as Walsall Council, to acquire land without the consent of the owner. They are an important tool, used as a means of acquiring the land needed to help deliver social, environmental and economic change in the borough.

Compulsory purchase orders are made in accordance with the guidance contained in the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965Acquisition of Land Act 1981, and Housing and Planning Act 2016.


We are required to make various documents and maps available for public inspection.

Some of these files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you use assistive technology and need a version of a document in a more accessible format, please email the Legal and Democratic Services team. We can provide you with an accessible version, or (in the case of maps and drawings) arrange to talk to you to explain the contents.

General vesting declaration (GVD)

Notice is hereby given that the Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council on 13 April 2023 executed a general vesting declaration under section 4 of the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 vesting the land described in the schedule of the general vesting declaration in themselves as from the end of the period of 3 months from the date on which the notices required by section 6 of the Act is completed.

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Confirmed compulsory purchase orders

WMBC (Pleck, Blakenall, Willenhall South & Darlaston South) Compulsory Purchase Order 2022

Compulsory purchase order documents as confirmed by Secretary of State of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the 21 December 2022:

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Original compulsory purchase orders

WMBC (Pleck, Blakenall, Willenhall South & Darlaston South) Compulsory Purchase Order 2022

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WMBC (Moat Street and Villers Street) Compulsory Purchase Order 2023

Compulsory Purchase Order documents made 29 August 2023.

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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities guidance on compulsory purchase process and the Crichel Down Rules, July 2019

Council cabinet reports  

Planning policy and other policy documents

Walsall Council


Black Country Economic Development Needs Assessment (EDNA) 2022 Final Report and Black Country Authorities Employment Land Needs Assessment 2020 to 2041 Updated Estimates August 2023 are available upon request.

M6 Junction 10 improvements

You can find out more about compulsory purchase orders relating to works, in partnership with Highways England, to improve Junction 10 of the M6 motorway.

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