Issue details

Review of Property Holdings: Lease Unit 2 Martlets, Burgess Hill

As part of its capital programme management, in line with the County Council’s West Sussex Asset Management Policy and Strategy, the Council continually reviews its property estate. This includes consideration of assets which are likely to become surplus to operational requirements, i.e. no longer needed. In addition, the Council acquires or develops assets to meet statutory and service requirements as well as the Council’s wider purposes, including investment or to promote social and economic development opportunities. From time to time these activities give rise to decisions to purchase, dispose of or to develop an asset.


The Burgess Hill Growth Deal, signed by the Leaders of the County Council and MSDC, highlights the significance of Burgess Hill as a key growth location in West Sussex. The redevelopment of Burgess Hill Town Centre is a priority in the Growth Deal. Securing the delivery of the project, including the re-location of the library, has been prioritised by the Burgess Hill Development Board, which includes the Leaders of WSCC and MSDC.  This report concerns lease arrangements for a new site for library services in Burgess Hill.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/03/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: Between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 by Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt

Contact: Lee Harris, Director of Place Services Email: Tel: 033 022 24846.

Consultation process

Representations can be made to the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, via the officer contact.


Internal and local members as required.

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill 033 022 22551

Background3: A Council that Works for the Community


Background papers

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