Decision details

Redevelopment of the Central Depot

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to redevelop the depot


Having considered the confidential appendices, it was




(1)          the proposals for the redevelopment of the Central Depot be approved;


(2)          the commercial opportunities that would be facilitated by the development be noted;


(3)          the Corporate Director of Community, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Environment, Crime and Community Safety and Business, Planning and Regeneration, be authorised to:


(a)    take all necessary steps to finalise all matters relating to the development;


(b)    progress all commercial proposals arising from the redevelopment;


(c)    liaise with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Commercialisation before authorising substantive expenditure on the development work;


(d)    consider whether to appropriate to planning purposes the Council-owned land required for the development which was currently held by the Council for other purposes and, if he considered it appropriate to do so, to effect the appropriation of such land to planning purposes subject to complying with the statutory procedures for such appropriation.


Reason for Decision:  To adhere to the requirements of the Financial Regulations which state that for all schemes in the Capital Programme over £5m, Cabinet approval was required to commence the schemes.  The redevelopment to the value of £24.5m, provided all the benefits and key objectives and maximised the use of the site.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:   As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Venetia Reid-Baptiste

Publication date: 28/04/2017

Date of decision: 27/04/2017

Decided at meeting: 27/04/2017 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/05/2017

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