Report of the Corporate Director, Community.
Having noted the confidential appendix to the officer report, Cabinet
(1) the properties detailed in the officer report under numbers 1 to 8 be declared surplus and their disposal be approved;
(2) the financial implications and estimated sale prices as set out in confidential Appendix 1 to the officer report, be noted;
(3) the Corporate Director of Community be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder (PH) for Business, Property and Leisure, to take all appropriate action to dispose of the Council’s freehold interest, where appropriate in the properties detailed under numbers 1 – 8 in the officer report for the best consideration reasonably obtainable and to consider the reviewed options for property number 9 in respect of bringing this forward for future development and to progress the preferred option;
(4) the Corporate Director of Community undertake to review the options to bringing forward Belmont Community Centre and Kingshill Car Park, property number 9 for development, retaining the community centre and that the results of the deliberation be reported to Cabinet when finalised.
Reason for Decision: The nine disposals recommended would release assets which were surplus to Council requirements and that either required significant expenditure to repair, renovate, or develop and had no value or had little value or beneficial use from retention per se.
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.