Issue details

17/00071 - Funding of the new school development, Sale of land for residential development and relocation of children's centre to Stanhope Sports Hall, Ashford, TN23 3HG

Approval for KCC to entering into a funding agreement for a new primary school on the agreement to surrender its lease. KCC will also enter into a full repairing and insuring lease on part of Stanhope Sports Halls at a peppercorn rent with John Wallis Church of England Academy or an alternative acceptable alternative to enable the re-location of the children’s centre at the Ray Allen Centre. Funding has been set aside to provide for the relocation of the children centre. The surplus land will be disposed of to fund this project.


This decision is part 2 of 17/00076.  Please see this number for details of the decision process and supporting paperwork.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Deleted

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

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:


Views will be sought from the property sub-committee and considered when the decision is taken.


Financial implications: The rent proposed is a peppercorn. The Sports Hall will need to be refurbished by KCC to provide the accommodation for the children’s centre. A funding agreement will be entered into by the Academy and KCC to enable the construction of the school and the release of surplus land.

Legal implications: KCC will be a tenant of the property and will be responsible for the internal repairs of the building under the lease. KCC will have an option to break the lease if this service is no longer required at 10th, 15th and 20th year of the lease. A funding agreement and associated legal documentation will be put in place to facilitate this.

Equalities implications: None.