Decision details

Croxton Road Estate - Peddars Way (Land at Mother Julian Close, Thetford)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the transfer of Council-owned land at Mother Julain Close, Thetford, on the Croxton Road 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 houses.

Decision:

That

 

1)           the areas of Council-owned land at Mother Julian Close, Thetford be transferred, at nil consideration to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow these areas of land and the adjacent garage block/forecourts to be redeveloped subject to Peddars Way Housing Association undertaking community consultation; and

 

2)           the equivalent capital receipts of developing the land at Mother Julian Close, Thetford, to the District Valuer’s valuation of £56,000, be ring-fenced by the Housing Association for the overall regeneration scheme on the Croxton Road Estate.

Reasons for the decision:

The reasons for the recommendations were:

 

1)           The Council would lose responsibility for these areas of land at Mother Julian Close, Thetford.

 

2)           To support the regeneration and enhancement of the Croxton Road 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 these areas of Council-owned land at Mother Julian Close, Thetford be transferred, at nil consideration to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow these areas of land and the adjacent garage block/forecourt to be redeveloped.

 

2)           That these areas of Council-owned land at Mother Julian Close, Thetford be transferred, at the District Valuers valuation of £56,000, to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow these areas of land and the adjacent garage block/forecourt to be redeveloped.

 

3)           That these areas of Council-owned land at Mother Julian 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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