Decision details

OD/20/10 Purchase Part of the Freehold at the Orwell Centre

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Decision made to purchase part of the freehold of the above property, which immediately adjoins the Council’s freehold. The price paid was £107,000.



The Decision was taken for the following reasons:

·         Opportunity for strategic purchase. The Council owns the immediately adjoining land and building and by acquiring would have freehold ownership of the entire holding.

·         Short to medium term aspiration for redevelopment of site to support regeneration for potential housing scheme in accordance with Draft Local Plan allocation.

·         An independent valuation was obtained confirming the price paid was Market Value.


There were no alternative sites to consider.


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

Publication date: 25/06/2020

Date of decision: 16/04/2020

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