Decision details

Barnham Cross - Peddars Way (Land at Ash Close, Thetford)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To transfer Council-owned land at Ash Close, Thetford, on the Barnham Cross Estate to Peddars Way Housing Association at nil consideration. 

 

Breckland Council and Peddars Way Housing Association are 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 house.

Decision:

That

 

1)           the Council-owned land at Ash Close, Thetford be transferred, at nil consideration to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow this land and the adjacent garage block/forecourts to be redeveloped; and

 

2)           the equivalent capital receipts to develop the land at Ash Close, Thetford at the District Valuer’s valuation of £56,000 be ring fenced by the Housing Association for the overall regeneration scheme on the Barnham Cross Estate.

Reasons for the decision:

1)           The Council would lose responsibility for this area of land at Ash Close, Thetford.

 

2)           To support the regeneration and enhancement of the Barnham Cross Estate in Thetford and reduce anti-social behaviour.

 

3)           The redevelopment of these areas will support the Council’s number one priority.

 

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

Alternative options considered:

1)           That the Council owned-land at Ash Close, Thetford be transferred, at nil consideration to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow this land and  the adjacent garage block/forecourt to be redeveloped.

 

2)           That the Council-owned land at Ash Close, Thetford be transferred, at the District Valuer’s valuation of £56,000, to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow this land and the adjacent garage block/forecourt to be redeveloped.

 

3)           That the Council-owned land at Ash Close, Thetford remain within Breckland Council’s ownership.

Report author: Zoe Footer

Publication date: 12/06/2008

Date of decision: 10/06/2008

Decided at meeting: 10/06/2008 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/06/2008

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