Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek authority to purchase the
RESOLVED that Cabinet:-
(a) Agrees that the site is acquired on the acquisition proposal set out in this report for the consideration detailed in the confidential part at appendix 1 of this report (site indicatively edged red on the plan attached at appendix 2);
(b) Agree in principle to accept the £5m Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP) grant (with its associated terms and conditions) to part fund the acquisition of the site, with delegated authority to the Section 151 Officer;
(c) Agree that plans are developed promptly following acquisition to bring the site forwards, with a further report to Cabinet/Council seeking approval on the associated investment decisions, revenue implications and proposed detailed delivery model;
(d) Agree that a project team for this site be formally established as part of the Poole Regeneration Board framework within existing resources to drive the project forward and ensure appropriate governance; and
(e) Delegate authority to the Corporate Property Officer to complete the acquisition and all associated property transactions to prepare the site for development.
RECOMMENDED that Council:-
Amend the Capital Programme to include provision for this purchase, to be funded by prudential borrowing, on the basis set out in the confidential report.
Portfolio Holders: Housing
Regeneration and Culture
To facilitate the acquisition of this key brownfield site in order to ensure the timely delivery of much needed housing and create a new and vibrant community in Poole.
Report author: Stephen Dunhill
Publication date: 29/05/2020
Date of decision: 27/05/2020
Decided at meeting: 27/05/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 06/06/2020