Issue details

Property Review: Disposal of land to the south of The Littlehampton Academy FIN05 20/21

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 the vacant potential residential development land to the south of The Littlehampton Academy and seeks the approval of the Cabinet Member for Finance to dispose of the County Council’s freehold estate in the land.    Offers have been received for the site and approval is sought to sell to the preferred and highest bidder having regard to the planning considerations and the costs of developing the site.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: Between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 by Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt

Contact: Elaine Sanders, Property Services Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 25605.

Consultation process

Representations can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill: Tel. 030022 22551

Background3: A Council that works for the Community


Background papers

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