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Barnham Cross Estate, Thetford - Council-Owned Land at Beech Close

Meeting: 12/05/2009 - Cabinet (Item 43)

43 Barnham Cross Estate, Thetford - Council-Owned Land at Beech Close (Agenda item 12) pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Executive Member for the Economic and Housing Portfolio (Paul Claussen).

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Minutes:

The Commercial Property Manager presented the report which sought Cabinet’s approval for the transfer of three areas of Council-owned land at Beech Close, Thetford, on the Barnham Cross Estate to Peddars Way Housing Association at nil consideration.  Breckland Council and Peddars Way Housing Association were currently working in partnership to regenerate and enhance this estate, maximising the use of the garage blocks, garage forecourts, off street parking areas and amenity areas and the land adjacent to the houses.

 

The Executive Member for the Transformation Portfolio felt that this would prevent inconvenience to other car users if approved.

 

Option 1                                         

 

That these areas of Council-owned land at Beech Close, Thetford be transferred, at nil consideration, to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow these areas of land to be used to create additional car parking provision.

 

Option 2

 

That these areas of Council-owned land at Beech Close, Thetford be transferred, at or above the District Valuer’s valuation to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow these areas of land to be used to create additional car parking provision.

 

Option 3

 

That these areas of Council-owned land at Beech Close, Thetford remain within Breckland Council’s ownership.

 

Reasons

 

·              The Council would lose responsibility for these areas of land at Beech Close, Thetford.

 

·              To support the regeneration and enhancement of the Barnham Cross Estate in Thetford.

 

·              To reduce off-street parking and illegal parking on open space.

 

RESOLVED that, the three areas of Council-owned land at Beech Close, Thetford, be transferred, at nil consideration, to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow these areas of land to be used to create additional car parking provision.