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Issue details

Appropriation of Land for Housing Purposes

A report recommending the appropriation, under Section 122(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, of closed Elderly Persons Homes in Mere and Ludgershall, currently held for the delivery of adult care services in the General Account, to the Housing Revenue Account pursuant to section 19(1) of the Housing Act 1985. The land will then be brought forward for housing development to meet the council's approved targets.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/03/2021

Decision due: 23 Nov 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Phil Alford, Cabinet Member for Housing, Strategic Assets and Asset Transfer Phil.Alford@wiltshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Director - Assets

Department: Assets

Contact: Robert Scott Email: Robert.Scott@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The recommendations set out in the report have been the subject to consideration by the Asset Gateway Group in accordance with the surplus property procedure. This followed consultation with all Heads of Service regarding alternative Council uses for the properties.


Relevant statutory officers. Head of Service and Directors through the Asset Gateway Group


  • Appropriation of Two Closed Elderly Persons Homes to Housing Revenue accounts  




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