Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cabinet considered a report on the disposal of the former Vernon Road Infant School Site, Poynton.
Councillor J Saunders sought a commitment from Cabinet that the funds raised by the disposal of the playing field would definitely be reinvested in local education sports provision in Poynton.
The Acting Chief Executive undertook to seek advice as to whether this could be included in the application to the Secretary of State for consent to the disposal of the playing field.
1. confirms that the Former Vernon Road Infant School Site can be declared as surplus to the Council’s requirements and authorises the advertisement of the intention to dispose of the land delineated ‘cross hatched red’, as outlined on Appendix 1 to the report, which is identified as open space, in accordance with section 123 of the Local Government Act;
2. delegates authority to the Executive Director Place to give due and proper consideration to any representations and/or objections made in response to the requisite public open space advertisement and in consequence of such consideration, to decide whether or not the proposed disposal will proceed;
3. subject to either there having been no representations and no objections made in response to the requisite advertisement of the proposal to dispose of open space land or the Executive Director – Place having given due and proper consideration to those responses made and having taken a decision to proceed with the proposed disposal delegates authority to:
(a) the Head of Education Infrastructure & Outcomes to undertake the consultation exercise required as detailed in section 8 of this report and to seek and obtain any necessary consents required from the Secretary of State for Education through the Department for Education; and
(b) The Head of Estates to seek and obtain any other consents necessary prior to or in respect of the proposed disposal; and
4. subject to either there having been no representations and objections made in response to the requisite advertisement of the proposal to dispose of open space land, or a decision having been taken to dispose of the land in accordance with resolution 2 above and all requisite consents having been obtained under resolution 3 above, delegates authority to the Executive Director for Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration to develop a disposals strategy for the Site and to report back to Cabinet with the proposed strategy and recommendations for the method of disposal of the Site.
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Date of decision: 08/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 18/10/2019