The decision on compulsory purchase
orders will be made by cabinet members on Monday.
The homes undergoing compulsory purchase
include: | Borrowdale Road, Northfield, empty since 2017; | Little Hill Grove, Kings Norton, empty since 2016; | Queen Elizabeth Road, Rubery, empty since 2016; | Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak.
A spokesman for Highways England told the ECHO: "When we announced the preferred route, and indeed during the options consultation, Highways England had no proposals to acquire any properties using Compulsory Purchase
In consultations to date I would guarantee they haven't consulted anybody about the possibility of the compulsory purchase
of peoples home from under them.
While it is hoped the powers would not have to be used, Mr Houchen said it would be wrong not to start Compulsory Purchase
proceedings in parallel.
"Permission was granted way back in 1997.If it was deemed to be illegal, why has the council never served an enforcement order on the football club?" A spokesman for Perth and Kinross Council said: "Planning permission has been granted for the road and the council has made a compulsory purchase
order to allow it to acquire the land it needs for the project."
Meanwhile, Clr Caffrey led the vote to dispose of plans to implement a locally-opposed scheme to improve the A58 Hipperholme crossroads by attempting to secure a compulsory purchase
order of land at Christ Church, the Whitehall pub and land to the rear of Wakefield Road's Tesco Express.
A compulsory purchase
order would allow the council to take over the leaseholds and compensate the retailers, subject to Welsh Government approval, paving the way for the development plan.
Fears over compulsory purchase
have been thrown into sharp focus by Richard and Gwenda Jones, who face losing 85 acres at Caerdegog Uchaf, Llanfechell.
The 54-year-old father-ofthree, who lives in Blyth with his wife, said: "They have only offered very low prices for the shop and because it's a compulsory purchase
order there's nothing we can do.
HS2 will rely on compulsory purchase
or the threat of it.
The most recent manifestation of this in the English courts reached the Supreme Court (which has replaced the House of Lords), involved Sainsbury and concerned use of compulsory purchase