Decision details

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report 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.

Decision:

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.

Reasons for the decision:

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.

Alternative options considered:

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.

Publication date: 14/05/2009

Date of decision: 12/05/2009

Decided at meeting: 12/05/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/05/2009

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