Decision details

Sale of land adjacent 33 Richey Close, Arnold

Reference: D817

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval to sell the land adjacent 33 Richey Close, Arnold (the Land) shown hatched pink on the plan at Appendix 1.


1)Approval is given to sell the Land to the Purchaser for the Price for use as garden land. The Purchaser shall be required to erect and maintain a fence along the boundary of the Land within 6 months of completion. The Purchaser will be responsible for the Council’s fees

Reasons for the decision:

Sale of the Land would ensure that the Council does not have any ongoing liability for the Land.
Sale of the Land will give the Council a capital receipt.

Alternative options considered:

One alternative is not to sell the Land. However, this would mean that the Council would not receive a capital receipt and would continue to have the maintenance liability.
Another alternative is to let the Land out as garden land. However, this would only generate a minimal income. Furthermore, the resource required to administer this could render this option unviable. Sale of the Land would therefore appear to be the better option.

Publication date: 21/10/2020

Date of decision: 25/11/2019

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