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Various Land Disposals

Minutes:

Background:

 

This report requested that delegated authority be granted to the Chief Legal Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Resources and the Leader to close, appropriate, declare surplus and dispose of various council owned properties, applying for planning permission and entering into any necessary agreements in relation to the re-provision of services and undertaking the procurement of development/alternative facilities where appropriate.

 

The Leader of the Labour Group, Councillor Maple, addressed the Cabinet on this item stating that whilst the Labour Group was not opposed, in principle, to the sale of land, that consultation should be undertaken prior to any decisions being made.

 

Cabinet Members discussed each of the individual proposals and it was stated that consultation would take place, as appropriate, before the Chief Legal Officer exercised his delegated authority, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Resources and the Leader.

 

Decision number:

Decision:

87/2016

The Cabinet delegated authority to the Chief Legal Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Resources and the Leader:

 

(i)           To close, declare surplus, appropriate and dispose of the Whiffens Avenue Car Park, Chatham, on the best terms reasonably obtainable. However, no action to be taken to dispose of the property until the piece of work referred to in paragraph 3.1 of the report was completed.

 

(ii)          To close, declare surplus and dispose of the Kings Head Disabled Car Park, Rochester, on the best terms reasonably obtainable. However, no action to be taken to dispose of the property until the piece of work referred to in paragraph 3.2 of the report was completed.

 

(iii)         To close the Hook Meadow Community Centre, Library and Changing Rooms, Chatham, and declare them surplus, appropriate them and dispose of them on the best terms reasonably obtainable and to enter into any necessary agreements concerning the re-provision of the community facilities at Hook Meadow as set out in paragraph 3.3 of the report.

 

(iv)        To close the White Road Community Centre, Chatham, declare it surplus, appropriate it and dispose of it on the best terms reasonably obtainable and to enter into any necessary agreements concerning the re-provision of the community facilities on the White Road Community Centre site, as set out in paragraph 3.4 of the report.

 

(v)          To declare surplus and dispose of the land at the Esplanade, Rochester on the best terms reasonably obtainable, as set out in paragraph 3.5 of the report.

 

(vi)        To close, declare surplus, appropriate and dispose of the Luton Shoppers Car Park, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham on the best terms reasonably obtainable and to enter into any necessary agreements concerning the development of the Luton Shoppers Car Park site including the provision of replacement parking, as set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report, which is to be retained on site.

 

(vii)       To declare surplus and dispose of the site of Aburound House, Gillingham, on the best terms reasonably obtainable, as set out in paragraph 3.7 of the report.

 

Reasons:

 

To reduce revenue costs, obtain capital receipts and to bring forward land for much needed housing development.

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