Issue details

Property Review (Rolling Entry)

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. 


This report seeks authority for West Sussex County Council to enter into an Option Agreement with a Housing Association, for the eventual disposal of 0.83ha (2.06 acres) of land to the rear of Browns Lane accessed from Ravenscroft located on the southern periphery of Storrington as shown on the attached plan in Appendix B (available for members only).


This land is currently leased to the Storrington and Sullington Parish Council for allotment use and in conjunction with adjoining land the whole area has been allocated in the Storrington, Sullington and Washington Neighbourhood Plan as a residential development site for at least 35 dwellings.  The Housing Association owns the adjoining land and has approached WSCC with a view to developing their adjoining land in conjunction with the WSCC land, subject to the grant of planning permission and on the basis that the existing Parish allotment use can be relocated on nearby land also in the Housing Association’s ownership. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/03/2021

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

Representation can be made via the officer contact


Local Members

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill Tel. 033 022 22551

Background3: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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