Decision details

Accelerated Capital Receipts and Estate Rationalisation

Reference: D52755

Decision Maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Seeking approval to the latest capital receipt programme and inclusion of additional properties identified through the Estate Rationalisation Programme.


The Director of City Development submitted a report providing an update on the Council’s Capital Receipt Programme and which sought support to continue with the disposal of the properties, as included within the schedule attached at Appendix A. The report also sought approval to the acceleration of properties from future years of the programme and the addition of new properties being released through estate realisation.


A Member emphasised the key importance of ensuring that Ward Councillors were kept updated on proposals which affected their Wards, with it being undertaken that further liaison with local Members could be undertaken to address any specific issues which remained.


Regarding a Member’s enquiry regarding the preservation of mature trees on the Redhall site, it was noted that the trees had been included in the master plan developed for the site, with it also being noted that such matters would be taken into consideration as part of the planning consent process.


Responding to an enquiry regarding the cost to the Council for the provision of security measures for those sites which were vacant, officers undertook to provide the Member in question with that detail.


With regard to a Member’s comment regarding properties of community interest, it was noted that any expressions of interest made by community groups would be taken into consideration, as appropriate.


Following consideration of Appendix B to the submitted report designated as being exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information

Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the public part of the meeting, it was



(a)  That the contents of the submitted report which provides an update on the Capital Receipts Programme, be noted, together with the schedule of properties which make up the Council’s Capital Receipts Programme of surplus properties for disposal over the next 5 years, as detailed in Appendix A to the submitted report;


(b)  That the previous key decisions which have been taken in relation to the disposal of assets, as set out at paragraph 3.1 of the submitted report, be noted;


(c)  That the accelerated disposal of the properties contained within Table 3.1 of the submitted report via auction, be approved;


(d)  That the addition of the properties contained in Table 3.2 of the submitted report into the Capital Receipts Programme, be approved;


(e)  That the removal of properties from the Capital Receipt Programme, as set out in paragraph 3.7 of the submitted report, be approved.


(Under the provisions of Council Procedure Rule 16.5, Councillors A Carter and S Golton both required it to be recorded that they respectively abstained from voting on the decisions referred to within this minute)


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Resources

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Briefing sessions


Executive Member for Resources

Cross Council Directors

Contact: Mark Mills, Head of Asset Management 0113 378 7718 Email:

Report author: Mark Mills

Publication date: 15/02/2021

Date of decision: 10/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/02/2021 - Executive Board

Effective from: 20/02/2021

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