Decision details

Acquisition and disposal of land at Sandrock Hall Bends, The Ridge, Hastings

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Approve the acquisition of land offered under historical S.52 agreement but not transferred at the time, now to be transferred at nil consideration, and subsequent disposal of same land to purchaser


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




26.2     RESOLVED to (1) approve the acquisition of the freehold of land at Sandrock Hall Bends, The Ridge, Hastings in accordance with the section 52 agreement dated 1 August 1986; 


(2) declare the property surplus to Council operational requirements; and


(3) delegate to the Chief Operating Officer negotiation of the final terms and conditions in line with sections 120 and 123 of the Local Government Act 1972.  




26.3     The section 52 agreement stated that the land would be transferred to the County Council at nil consideration, but the transfer did not take place.  The new owners have agreed to be bound by the terms of the agreement.  Hastings Borough Council wish to acquire the land, and the disposal would be for a minimum net capital receipt of £19,000.

Report author: Kevin Foster

Publication date: 26/11/2015

Date of decision: 24/11/2015

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2015 - Lead Member for Resources

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