Decision details

Hye House Farm, Crowhurst – Disposal of Freehold

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At his decision-making meeting on 27 June 2023 the Lead Member for Resources and Climate Change delegated authority to the Chief Operating Officer to take all actions necessary to secure the disposal of the site at best value in accordance with s.123 of the Local Government Act 1972, and to agree the terms of the disposal and other documentation required; and delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to proceed with the next best offer(s) in the event of the sale.

Approval to sell the freehold of the site, split into three separate lots. The site has been declared to be surplus to East Sussex County Council’s requirements.


Approval to sell the property for an agreed sum following an extensive marketing period via a specialist local Land agent.

Alternative options considered:

An option to continue to hold the property was considered but deemed not to be appropriate for this particular asset, given that is agricultural in nature.

Publication date: 08/11/2023

Date of decision: 07/11/2023

Effective from: 15/11/2023