Decision details

Easement Valuation at Stanfield House, Swaffham

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The applicant has asked for a reduction of the DV valuation for an easement.


  1. That, subject to the usual advertising requirements, an easement be granted in over the Council’s land at Lynn Road, Swaffham in favour of the applicant.


  1. Due to the potential for inconvenience to be caused to the residents and visitors for the alternative route of the easement specifically those accessing Highfield Avenue during highway works, Cabinet conclude that the applicant’s preferred route cable had significant merit.  On that basis Cabinet accept the applicant’s offer subject to Officers seeking to improve the terms, where possible.


  1. That authority to finalise the terms and conditions of the easement and to complete the same be delegated to Executive Director Commercialisation in consultation with the Executive Member for Contracts and Assets.


Reasons for the decision:

Granting the easement supports the application for the provision of new dwellings.  The applicant’s preferred route has merits to avoid unnecessary inconvenience to local residents.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1: Agree to grant an easement at a fee of £12,000.


Option 2: Refuse to grant an easement at the reduced fee of £12,000 and maintain the requirement for a fee of £24,000.


Report author: Fiona Culshaw

Publication date: 14/01/2020

Date of decision: 13/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 13/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/01/2020

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