Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources seeking approval for the disposal of Land at Test Lane, attached.
DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 10919)
On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Cabinet agreed the following:
(i) To approve the sale of the land at Test Lane to the recommended bidder as set out in Confidential Appendix 2 and to delegate authority to the Head of Property, Procurement & Contract Management to negotiate final terms and accept the next best bid in the event of the selected bidder not proceeding or in the event they seek to renegotiate the price below that of the next best bid and to continue such process as necessary, including re-marketing the property if necessary.
(ii) To delegate authority to the Head of Property, Procurement & Contract Management to negotiate the inclusion of additional land owned by the Council between the land outlined in red on the attached plan attached at Appendix 1 and Test Lane to the west and Gover Road to the south west where required to facilitate access to, or servicing of, the site.
(iii) To authorise the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services to enter into any legal documentation necessary in respect of the sale of the site.
(iv) To authorise the Director of Corporate Services to take any further action necessary to give effect to the decision of the Executive in relation to this matter.
(v) To note that the estimated value of the capital receipt from this disposal has already been built into the funding of the capital programme. Any receipt that differs from the estimates will need to be considered corporately as part of any future prioritisation of resources.