Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the report of the Cabinet for Finance and Capital Assets in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education outlining considerations in regard to the future of the land at the this location.
(i) To approve the principle of a two form of entry Free School at Lime Street Retail site and agree in principle, subject to reaching satisfactory terms, to sell the site to The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for this educational purpose at less than best consideration as set out in confidential appendix 1.
(ii) To delegate to Executive Director for Place, to finalise details of the freehold sale, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Capital Assets.
To facilitate the expansion of Hope Free School to become a two-form entry school, securing substantial investment to the city’s school infrastructure and to move the school out of inappropriate accommodation into a state of the art educational facility. This supports the Councils commitment to improving educational choice for our children and their parents, as well as being a child friendly city, offering high quality education.
Not to approve the sale, frustrating the expansion of the school, and continuing the occupation by the school of poor and unsatisfactory premises.
Not to approve the change of the current lease required from retail/supermarket to allow for the use of the site for educational purposes frustrating the expansion of the school, and continuing the occupation by the school of poor and unsatisfactory premises
Report author: Tina Dyer-Slade
Publication date: 13/09/2021
Date of decision: 13/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet
Date comes into force if not called in: 22/09/2021
Call-in deadline date: 21/09/2021
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