Decision details

Former Etchingham CE Primary School site

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council hold the freehold of land and buildings at the former Etchingham Primary School. The Council seeks to declare the property surplus to Council requirements and dispose for a capital receipt by public auction with a reserve price to be set before the auction date.


60.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.




60.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:


1) declare property known as Former Etchingham CE Primary School site (the Property) surplus to requirements;


2) approve the disposal of the Property and any ancillary documentation required to give effect to the disposal as summarised below; and


3) delegate to the Chief Operating Officer to approve sale by Auction to secure best value in accordance with s123 of the Local Government Act 1972 and to agree the terms of the disposal and any ancillary documentation.




60.3     The property is no longer required for East Sussex County Council (ESCC) operational purposes.


60.4     Marketing and disposal of the property will reduce cost and liability and to achieve a capital receipt. The capital receipt will be used as required in line with any directive from the Department for Education (DfE).

Report author: Nigel Brown

Publication date: 13/12/2022

Date of decision: 13/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2022 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 20/12/2022

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