To consider and endorse or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services on the proposed decision. as set out in the report.
Mr S Dodd, Disposal, Acquisition and Development Surveyor, was in attendance for this item.
1. The Cabinet Member, Mr Cooke, introduced the report and set out the background to the current proposal. Mr Dodd responded to comments and questions from Members, as follows:-
a) the site proposed for disposal was adjacent to, but not part of, land which had recently been awarded village green status, so was available to be built on; and
b) the site was identified for housing in the Local Plan.
2. RESOLVED that the decision proposed to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services;
a) to sell the property, in line with the heads of terms agreed with a preferred bidder; and
b) in the event of the deal with the preferred bidder proving abortive, for any reason, to delegate authority to the Director of Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services, to select a new purchaser from the underbidders and agree terms of the proposed sale in line with Section 123 requirements,