Issue details

Compulsory Purchase of 88 Sidegate Lane

88 Sidegate Lane is an empty property, which may have been empty for as long as approximately 6 years. Informal approaches to encourage this ideal family home to be returned to use have been unsuccessful.


Ipswich Borough Council has powers under the Housing Act 1985 to compulsorily purchase the property to facilitate the property being returned to use. The report will request that Executive resolve to make a compulsory purchase order.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Rushmere;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/10/2017

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This report should be on the closed agenda because it contains information, which, if disclosed to the public, would reveal that the authority proposes to make an order or direction under any enactment.

Representations to hear this item in public must be made to the officer specified at the beginning of this document at least one week before the meeting.

Decision due: 28 Nov 2017 by Executive

No change since last plan

Lead member: Portfolio Holder: Housing & Health

Contact: Clare Lovell, Operations Manager - Public Protection Email: Tel: 01473 432000.

Consultation process

Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health

Chief Operating Officer

Head of Housing and Community Services

Legal Services

Financial Services


Agenda items

Background papers