Decision details

OD/15/12 Decision to Purchase the site of 37 South Street, Ipswich

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Decision made to purchase the site of 37 South Street for following reasons:

·         Opportunity for strategic purchase. The Council owns land either side.

·         This site will connect the site recently purchased (Chane site) to the existing IBC South Street car park giving South Street car park main road frontage. This will allow for a better scheme overall with both sites.

·         Site can be developed for car parking use in the short to medium term with residential use in the longer term.

·         The site has been vacant/untidy for a number of years and the Council could bring it back into beneficial use as a car park, to provide an additional income to the Council and improve the appearance of the area.

·         In the future the subject site could be redeveloped for housing purposes.

 

Background documents relevant to this are as follows;

Executive Committee Report “Establishment of the Property Acquisition Fund and Associated Procedures for its Use” (Ref No: E/12/11) approved by the Executive Committee 3rd July 2012 and extended by Executive Committee in September 2013 Property Acquisition Fund Report and Justification Certificate 3 March 2015.

 

There were no alternative sites to consider.

 

There are no Crime & Disorder, Equality, Social Value in Contracts, HR, or ICT or implications.

 

The Head of Finance has been consulted and funds for the purchase were available in the Property Acquisition Fund.

 

The site is located in Westgate ward. The purchase will be reported at Executive.

Decision:

Decision made to purchase the site of 37 South Street for following reasons:

·         Opportunity for strategic purchase. The Council owns land either side.

·         This site will connect the site recently purchased (Chane site) to the existing IBC South Street car park giving South Street car park main road frontage. This will allow for a better scheme overall with both sites.

·         Site can be developed for car parking use in the short to medium term with residential use in the longer term.

·         The site has been vacant/untidy for a number of years and the Council could bring it back into beneficial use as a car park, to provide an additional income to the Council and improve the appearance of the area.

·         In the future the subject site could be redeveloped for housing purposes.

Publication date: 15/06/2015

Date of decision: 27/05/2015

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