Cllr Lynden Stowe, Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, sought approval of the disposal of sites declared surplus to the council’s land and property requirements in support of the need to achieve the Meeting the Challenge Year 3 Capital Receipt Target of £33m for the period up to 2020/21.
Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, in line with the council’s Policy for the Disposal of Property,
1) Confirm that those sites described at Appendix A (Exempt) which had previously been declared surplus by Cabinet in October 2019 and not yet disposed of, continue to be declared surplus to requirements and
2) Declare the sites listed on the proposed Schedule of Disposals Appendix B (Exempt) surplus to the Council’s land and property requirements,
and in relation to both of these schedules,
3) Delegate authority to the Assistant Director – Asset Management and Property Services (AMPS) to dispose of the sites in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change and the Council’s Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to the discussion, members were advised that, should Cabinet wish to discuss the contents of the exempt information reported at Appendix A and Appendix B of the report, consideration would need to be given as to whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting in accordance with Regulation 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.
Cabinet agreed to consider this item without having to refer to the exempt information.