Issue details

Procurement of property vehicle for surplus land owned by Kent County Council to allow the provision of new operational facilities in each district as part of asset collaboration



REASON: The ‘Facing the Challenge’ Phase 1 report to County Council outlined a new direction for property with which the proposal to procure a property vehicle for surplus land owned by KCC was not a best fit and as such is no longer desirable




An update has been requested on the progress of this decision and will be included in the next FED update




To delegate to the Individual Cabinet portfolio holder and the Director of Property & Infrastructure Support the procurement of a specialist property vehicle to allow realise of surplus land to fund new operational facilities. 


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives

The decision is needed to progress the disposal of KCC assets with the delivery of new buildings.  The proposal directly links to Bold Steps for Kent.  The property vehicle will ensure it meets a number of key priorities in the Bold Steps for Kent, delivering framework including (1) Improve how we procure and commission services, (7) Build a strong relationship with key business sectors across Kent, (9) Support new housing growth that is affordable, sustainable and with the appropriate infrastructure and (15) Improve services for the most vulnerable people in Kent.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision


The risks will be set out in the paper intended to support Cabinet in taking this decision.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Withdrawn

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
It is likely that the financial details of the procurement will be exempt from publication until the decision is finalised, in order that any transaction is not compromised. This information wil be contained within a seperate exempt report, all other available information will be for publication including the record of decision

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Rebecca Spore, Director of Infrastructure Email: Tel: 01622 221151.

Consultation process



Not applicable

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)

Not applicable

Key consultee groups

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Start and finish dates of consultation.

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Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.

Not applicable

Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment

Not applicable

Informing Only (Who and when)


Not applicable


Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting

June 2012


Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?

There has been previous mention of the disposal strategy proposals in Property & Infrastructure Support Business Plan in 2011 but since its publication there has been a need to link disposals to future service provision.


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?


Roger Gough


Financial implications: Rebecca Spore, Director of Property & Infrastructure Support

Legal implications: 12/01837

Equalities implications: This proposal seeks to combine surplus assets where appropriate to market them for private sector developers to drive value from these assets but in turn through the OJEU process new operational facilities can be provided. A key decision is required as the new facilities will be from a number of frontline service directorates.

Agenda items


  • Property & Infrastructure Support Business Plan 2011