Reassurance regarding CPO

Following recent media reports regarding Dudley Zoo and a compulsory purchase order surrounding the former Dudley Hippodrome building we’d like to reassure visitors that no part of Dudley Zoo and Castle is set to be demolished.

The CPO relates to a small piece of vacant land between the former Hippodrome Theatre building and Black Country Combat Martial Arts – pictured above – which has been unused by zoo staff or visitors for at least 20 years.

The CPO also relates to temporary permission changes to the staff car park in front of the main zoo office block, to allow for machinery to be placed during any future work and full permission for building users to access the proposed area via Zoological Drive once complete.

DZC is happy to continue fully co-operating with all involved parties to help deliver Health Innovation Dudley.