Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Executive considered a report of the Portfolio Holder – Corporate Governance, which presented two offers that had been received to buy a strip of land at the end of Park Avenue, Glapwell.
The report set out the background to the sale of the land and details of the two offers that had been received.
Councillor Duncan McGregor spoke to the report and set out the reasons for the recommendations. He stated that there had been a lot of interest regarding the sale from local Councillors and members of the public in the area and that the land was listed as an Asset of Community Value. Councillor McGregor stated that selling the land to Mr H offered benefits to the community, such as providing more public open space in the area, newly planted trees, new hedgerow, additional social housing, jobs, money for education, money for play/sports facilities and public art and increased revenue in Council Tax and the New Homes Bonus. Councillor McGregor also set out the representations he had received against the sale.
Moved by Councillor Duncan McGregor and seconded by Councillor Deborah Watson
RESOLVED that –
1) the sale of land at the end of Park Avenue, Glapwell, to Mr H as detailed in the report, be approved.
2) the request by the Parish Council to place a covenant on the land to designate it as open green space be turned down.
(Director of Development)
REASON FOR DECISION:
Mr H’s offer is in line with the market value and meets the Council’s Ambition of making the best use of its assets and enabling housing growth.
OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED:
To sell the land to the other bidder, Glapwell Parish Council. This was rejected as the offer is significantly under the market valuation and on balance there is a potential to enhance the public open space provision through the proposed development.
Reason Key: Capital Income or Expenditure of £150,000 or more;
Wards Affected: Ault Hucknall;
Contact: Grant Galloway, Director of Development Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Grant Galloway
Publication date: 23/06/2021
Date of decision: 21/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 21/06/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 01/07/2021