Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Property
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The County Council’s West Sussex Plan sets out its ambition to minimise the burden of local taxation, delivering the best outcomes for residents with the money it spends, whilst living within its means. In 2018 the County Council agreed to adopt an Asset Management Policy and Strategy. An objective of the strategy is to acquire, manage, maintain and dispose of property effectively, efficiently and sustainably, together with optimising financial and commercial opportunities.
To accord with Standing Orders, this report advises on the outcome of the marketing of this vacant property and seeks the approval of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property to dispose of the County Council’s freehold estate in the property. Offers have been received and approval is sought to sell to the preferred and highest bidder.
The Cabinet Member has agreed:
(1) That the County Council disposes of its freehold estate in this surplus property as set out in Appendix A of this report (restricted, for members only); and
(2) Authority is delegated to the Director of Property and Assets in conjunction with the Director of Law and Assurance to conclude the terms of the sale with the purchaser.
Publication date: 12/01/2022
Date of decision: 12/01/2022
Effective from: 24/01/2022