Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Resources
Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 3.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

34.

Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 8 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 10 KB

Minutes:

34.1     The Lead Member confirmed as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2019.

35.

Reports

Minutes:

35.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

36.

8 Malling Hill, Lewes - disposal pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Minutes:

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

 

DECISIONS

 

36.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to: (1) declare the property known as 8 Malling Hill, Lewes, surplus to the County Council’s operational requirements; and

 

(2)        delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to secure best value terms for a disposal in accordance with s. 123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Reasons

 

36.3     The property offers no future operational use for the County Council and, whilst vacant, would continue to incur costs for security and maintenance. The Council is not in a position to lease this type of property, without incurring security of tenure and right to buy issues. The property would also require moderate level of refurbishment.

 

37.

14 Westfield Lane, Hastings pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Minutes:

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

 

DECISIONS

 

37.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to: (1) Revise a previous surplus declaration decision made on 28 November 2011 and to now approve the disposal of the property, which will include settlement of a charge held over the asset by NHS England; and  

 

(2) delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to ensure best value is reasonably obtainable, subject to the terms of the Capital Grant Agreement noted.

 

Reasons

 

37.3     Earlier decisions to secure the asset for specialist care use have been amended following subsequent reviews of service provision. The property has no future operational use for the Council and whilst it is vacant the property will have ongoing costs for security and maintenance.

 

38.

Lands south of Greenacres Road, Westfield pdf icon PDF 331 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Minutes:

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

 

DECISIONS

 

38.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to: (1) declare lands off Greenacres Road, Westfield, surplus to the County Council’s operational requirements; and

 

(2) delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to secure best value terms for a disposal in accordance with S.123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Reasons

 

38.3     The property offers no future operational use for the County Council and if retained could continue to incur security and maintenance costs. Part of the land has been previously licenced to adjacent houseowners, who may be interested in a purchase. 

 

39.

Revised decision for Land at Moorhurst, Main Road, Westfield pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

DECISIONS

 

39.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to: (1) Revise a Surplus Declaration decision made on 28 February 2011, to enable wider and open marketing of the site; and 

 

(2) delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer to secure best value in accordance with S123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Reasons

 

39.3     The property has no future operational use for the Council and whilst the site is vacant the property will have ongoing costs for security and site /tree maintenance.