Decision details

Acquisition by the Authority of the former County Council Day Centre and associated land holdings at Elm Road, Thetford: Reference: D33/19

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Acquisition by the Authority of the former County Council Day Centre and associated land holdings at Elm Road, Thetford.

Decision:

1.     That subject to contract, formal valuation and satisfactory due diligence, the authority progresses with the acquisition of the former County Council Day Centre and associated land holdings at Elm Road, Thetford

2.     The purchase be funded utilising S106 Affordable Housing Commuted Sums as held by the Authority, and that delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director, Commercialisation (S151 Officer), to sign the necessary legal contracts to enable the purchase of this site at Elm Road, Thetford.

Reasons for the decision:

The reason for the recommendation is to enable the authority to proceed with securing ownership of the former County Council Day Centre and associated land holdings at Elm Road, Thetford, with a view to take forward emerging proposals concerning the use of the buildings and land at the site to support with meeting housing needs and demands within the District.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 – That subject to contract, formal valuation and satisfactory due diligence, that the Authority progresses with the acquisition of the former County Council Day Centre and associated land holdings at Elm Road, Thetford. That the authority funds the acquisition utilising S106 Affordable Housing Commuted Sums as held by the authority, and that delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director - Commercialisation (S151 Officer) to sign the necessary legal contracts to enable the purchase of this site at Elm Road, Thetford (Recommended)

 

Option 2 – Do nothing. Under this option, the Authority does not acquire the former County Council Day Centre and associated land holdings at Elm Road, Thetford.

 

 

Publication date: 03/07/2019

Date of decision: 28/06/2019

Effective from: 11/07/2019

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