Decision details

Former Pells School playing fields, Lewes

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to declare the site surplus to operational requirements


6.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer, together with the written comments of the Local Member for Lewes concerning the retention of a forest school area.  The Local Member for Ringmer and Lewes Bridge spoke to express concern of local residents to see the retention of land for community use. 




6.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) declare the County Council’s interest in the former Pells School site as surplus to County Council operational requirements; and


(2) delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to negotiate and agree terms for the disposal of this property, to enable the Council to obtain best value in line with s123 of the Local Government Act 1972.




6.3       Pells School has closed and the playing fields are surplus to the requirements of the County Council. 

Report author: Kevin Foster

Publication date: 18/10/2017

Date of decision: 17/10/2017

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2017 - Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change

Effective from: 25/10/2017

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