Decision details

Request to transfer Council-Owned Land at Norwich Road, Besthorpe and Release of Restrictive Covenant(s)

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 Norwich Road, Besthorpe, to Peddars Way Housing Association at nil consideration and the release of a restrictive covenant affecting the garage forecourt at Norwich Road, Besthorpe, at nil consideration, to enable the redevelopment of this site to accommodate a two storey three bed house with integral garage.  Peddars Way Housing Association has advised that, if approved, the proceeds of the sale will be recycled in development of social housing or associated facilities within the Breckland district.

Decision:

That

 

1)           the Council-owned land at Norwich Road, Besthorpe be transferred, at nil consideration to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow this land and the adjacent garage forecourt to be redeveloped, subject to Peddars Way Housing Association undertaking community consultation.

 

2)           the restrictive covenant affecting the garage forecourt at Norwich Road, Besthorpe be released, at nil consideration.

 

3)           the rights of access over the adjacent Council-owned track be granted for a successor in title.

 

4)           the equivalent capital receipt of developing the land at Norwich Road, Besthorpe, to the District Valuer’s valuation of £34,000, be recycled by the Housing Association in development of social housing or associated facilities within the Breckland district.

Reasons for the decision:

1)           The Council would lose responsibility for this area of land at Norwich Road, Besthorpe.

 

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

Alternative options considered:

1)           that the Council-owned land at Norwich Road, Besthorpe be transferred, at nil consideration to Peddars Way Housing Association to allow this land and the adjacent garage forecourt to be redeveloped;

           

i)              that the restrictive covenant on the Peddars Way Housing Association’s title (transfer dated March 1993), in favour of Breckland District Council stating that “subject to           Clause 7, in respect of any part of the Property described in Parts III, IV, V and VI of Schedule A (garages, garage forecourts, off street parking areas and amenity areas) not to develop or redevelop that part of the Property and not to permit the same to be used as other than garages, parking area, amenity areas, respectively, serving residential dwellings”, be released, at nil consideration; and

 

ii)            that rights of access over the adjacent Council-owned track be granted for a successor in title.

 

2)           that the Council-owned land at Norwich Road, Besthorpe be transferred, at or above the District Valuer’s valuation of £34,000 to         Peddars Way Housing Association to allow this land and the adjacent garage forecourt to be redeveloped;

 

i)              that the restrictive covenant on the Peddars Way Housing Association’s title (transfer dated March 1993), in favour of Breckland District Council stating that “subject to           Clause 7, in respect of any part of the Property described in Parts III, IV, V and VI of Schedule A (garages, garage forecourts, off street parking areas and amenity areas) not to develop or redevelop that part of the Property and not to permit the same to be used as other than garages, parking area, amenity areas, respectively, serving residential dwellings”, be released, at or above the District Valuer’s valuation; and

 

ii)            that rights of access over the adjacent Council-owned track be granted for a successor in title.

 

3)           that the Council-owned land (as shown edged in red on the attached plan)at Norwich Road, Besthorpe remain within Breckland’s ownership;

 

i)        that the restrictive covenant not be released; and

 

ii)      that rights of access over the adjacent Council-owned track not be granted

           

 

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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