Decision details

Property Review: Disposal of 159 Hatches FIN07 20/21

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The County Council’s Future West Sussex Plan set 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 return and commercial opportunities. 



To accord with Standing Orders, this report advises on the outcome of the marketing of this vacant smallholding and seeks the approval of the Cabinet Member for Finance 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 interest in this surplus smallholding at 159 Hatches Smallholdings Estate, West Chiltington as set out in the plan in Appendix B of this report: and that  

(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. 


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 02/03/2021

Date of decision: 02/03/2021

Effective from: 12/03/2021

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