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Issue - meetings

Land at Middlefields, Hungerdown Lane Chippenham

Meeting: 27/03/2018 - Cabinet (Item 210)

210 Land at Middlefields, Hungerdown Lane Chippenham

 Reportby AlistairCunningham, Corporate Director

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Toby Sturgis presented the report which sough authorisation to the Director for Housing and Commercial Development, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning, Development Management and Property, to dispose of freehold interest of around 0.59 hectares (1.45 acres) forming part of the land at Middlefields, Hungerdown lane, Chippenham, at Best Value. The meeting’s attention was drawn to the two offers made by Pilgrims’ Friend Society and GreenSquare. Stephen Hammersley, Chief Executive of the Pilgrims’ Friend Society highlighted some of the issues in the submission appended to the report.

 

In response to a question from Councillor Jerry Wickham, Councillor Sturgis clarified that when considering what constituted ‘best value’ the council could take into account the social and economic benefits of the offer as well as the price.

 

Resolved

 

To authorise the Director for Housing and Commercial Development, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning, Development Management and Property to dispose of freehold interest of around 0.59 hectares (1.45 acres) forming part of the land at Middlefields, Hungerdown lane, Chippenham, at Best Value.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

To generate a capital receipt in support of the Council’s capital programme.

 


 

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