Issue details

21/00021 - Whitehill Road - Disposal of former playing field

Proposed decision –

 

The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services to  approve the disposal of the Former Remote Playing Field at Whitehill Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5PJ and to delegate authority to the Director of Infrastructure to finalise and enter into any necessary legal agreements.

 

Reason for the decision:

 

Proposed property disposal

 

Background:

 

Former remote playing field which has not been used for educational purposes for over 14 years with the site being declared surplus to KCC requirements. Following local plan promotion, the site has been openly marketed to secure best value and we now need to enter into contracts with the selected purchaser.  

 

 

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Gravesend East;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: Not before 5th Mar 2021 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services

Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services

Lead director: Rebecca Spore

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Simon Dodd, Investment and Development Consultant 03000 416976 Email: simon.dodd@kent.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The Property Sub-Committee considered and endorsed the proposed decision at its meeting on 26 February 2021.

Financial implications: The sale of the property will result in a capital receipt for KCC, which will be used to support the Council’s capital programme and reduce operational property holding costs. The Council has progressed the disposal in accordance with the Council’s best value obligations.

Legal implications: Legal documentation will be actioned to implement the sale.

Equalities implications: N/A

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