Issue details

17/00069 - Southborough Hub (disposal of residential land)

Note, 20 November 2018: the sale of residential land was covered in decision 15/00024 so this decision is superfluous and has been withdrawn.


Approval for Kent County Council to dispose of the residential land to enable the construction of the Southborough hub that will comprise a library, medical centre, theatre, town council offices, café and football pavilion. The capital receipt from the sale of the residential land will enable this to be developed.


This proposed decision is the latest in a series of decisions about the Southborough Hub project.  Earlier related decisions are:


15/00024 (property implications) – this was taken by the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services on 21 April 2015.


15/00041 (inclusion of library in the project) – this was taken by the Cabinet Member for Community Services on 21 April 2015

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Withdrawn

Division affected: Tunbridge Wells North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: Not before 8th Sep 2017 by Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements and can be considered by the relevant Cabinet Sub-Committee before being taken.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Corporate and Democratic Services

Lead director: Rebecca Spore

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Joe Reidy, Estates Surveyor Tel: 03000 414437 Email:


Consultation for the Southborough Hub Development was carried out in 2016 which included an 8 week public consultation period with local exhibitions and this was available on the KCC consultation website.


A decision was made at Cabinet in April 2015 to progress with the Southborough Hub, this will be discussed further at the Property sub-committee.

Financial implications: The rents on the Medical Centre and Football Pavilion have yet to be determined. The sale of the land will enable the Southborough Hub to proceed.

Legal implications: KCC will be entering into leases with the medical provider and football pavilion. These leases will be long term.

Equalities implications: None

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