Executive Sub-Committee for Property Minutes

Executive Sub-Committee for Property Minutes

Date:
Thursday 25 June 2015
Time:
11:00 a.m.
Place:
Meeting Room 1, Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor C M Rooney, Councillor M Thompson, Councillor N J Walker, Councillor L Young and Councillor T Harvey.
Officers:
David Marjoram and Sharron Brown
Apologies for absence:
Councillor J Brunton, Councillor M Carr and Councillor J Rostron
Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
15/1 MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SUB COMMITTEE FOR PROPERTY HELD ON THE 16 MARCH 2015.

That the minutes of the Executive Sub Committee for Property held on the 16 March 2015 were taken as read and signed off by the Chair as a true record.

15/2 MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SUB COMMITTEE FOR PROPERTY HELD ON THE 24 MARCH 2015.

That the minutes of the Executive Sub Committee for Property held on the 24 March 2015 were taken as read and signed off by the Chair as a true record. 

15/3 TO CONSIDER PASSING A RESOLUTION EXCLUDING THE PRESS AND PUBLIC FROM THE MEETING DURING CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM OF BUSINESS ON THE GROUNDS THAT IF PRESENT THERE WOULD BE DISCLOSURE OF EXEMPT INFORMATION FALLING WITHIN PARAGRAPHS 1 AND 3 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT.

That the decision to exclude the press and the public was agreed.

EXEMPT
15/4 LAND AT TENNIS WORLD SITE

The Executive Director of Economic Development and Communities submitted a report the provided an update on the land at Tennis World development guidance and gave an overview of the responses received during the consultation period.

 

On the 26 November 2014, the Executive Sub Committee for considered a report on the development guidance for the land at Tennis World site.  The Council has a freehold ownership interest in the site and Tennis World had a long term lease.  The proposed disposal was of under-utilised land within the Tennis World site and the Capital Receipt would be split, this would allow Tennis World to invest their share into improving their facilities.

 

The purpose of the development guidance as to advise prospective developers on the Council's aspirations for the site, establishing the forms of development that were deemed appropriate and outlined broad development principles.  The guidance attached to the report outlined in further detail the aspirations for the site.

 

Following approval from the Executive Sub Committee for Property Panel, the development guidance was subject to a four week public consultation process which was held between the 19 January and 16 February 2015.  During the consultation period only three written responses were received, these were attached as Appendix 2 of the report.

 

The next stage having received approval from the Executive Sub Committee for Property Panel would be to proceed with the disposal of the site.

 

The report outlined in further detail that there were two options available with regards to adopting the development guidance:

  1. Option 1 - Do not adopt the development guidance. 
  2. Option 2 - Adopt the development guidance.

The report outlined that there were two options available with regards to the disposal of the site:

  1. Option 1 - Do not dispose of the site for development.  If this option was pursued there would be no capital receipt for the Council.
  2. Option 2 - Dispose of the site for development.  The Council would receive a Capital Receipt.

ORDERED

  • That the consultation replies and associated responses to each be noted;
  • That the adoption of the development guidance as a way forward in relation to the land at Tennis World site be endorsed; and
  • That delegating disposal of the site as appropriate, having regard to the development guidance be delegated to the Executive Director of Commercial and Corporate Services.

REASONS

 

The decisions were supported by the following reasons:

  1. To provide guidance that will enable developers to submit proposals that meet the Council’s aspirations for this site; and 
  2. To generate a capital receipt for the Council.
The decision will come into force after five working days following the day the decision was published unless the decision becomes subject to the call in procedures.
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