Agenda and minutes

Property Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 12.00 pm

Venue: Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford. View directions

Contact: Julie Plant  Email: julie.plant@staffordshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

60.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

61.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 1 August 2018 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 1 August 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.

62.

Exclusion of the Public

The Chairman to move:

 

‘That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business which involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated below’

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraph of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 indicated.

 

(Due to the need for relevant Members and Officers to attend a Heritage Lottery Fund meeting linked to the matters reported, the Chairman agreed to take the following report first).

63.

William Salt Library and Staffordshire Records Office - Transactions to facilitate Redevelopment (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a request to surrender the Lease of the William Salt Library and authorise various transactions to facilitate the redevelopment of the Library and the Staffordshire Records Office to create the Staffordshire History Centre. The proposals were subject to confirmation of receipt of Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Funding for the project.

 

RESOLVED – That subject to the stage 2 funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund being successful, approval be given to the transactions detailed in the report submitted to provide for the development of the Staffordshire History Centre.

64.

St John the Evangelist Primary School, Kidsgrove - Proposed extension (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered proposals to extend the boundary line of the site of St John the Evangelist Primary School, Kidsgrove to include adjacent land currently used as playingfields to permit development of the school and improved parking and drop off provision. To secure the extended boundary line a series of legal transactions would be required including an amendment to the long term lease agreement with the Diocese to whom the site would transfer once works were completed.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the necessary legal transactions to provide for the extension of the boundary line of the site of St John the Evangelist Primary School Kidsgrove

65.

Former Infants School , Uxbridge Street, Burton upon Trent - Revision of restrictive Covenant (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a request to alter a Restrictive Covenant on the Former Infants School at Uxbridge Street Burton upon Trent to remove the monetary value and alter the restriction on its use from ‘as a community Centre’ to ‘for religious and community use’ on the Terms indicated.

 

The applicants, Trustees of Burton Moslem Mosque wished to redevelop the site and construct new buildings and referred to the extent of community use already enjoyed at the premises to date.

 

Representations from the Divisional Member were considered.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to alterations to the existing Restrictive Covenant to remove the monetary value and alter the restriction on the use to religious and community use.

66.

Lichfield Library, The Friary, Lichfield - Proposed Sale (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered three options available for the development of the former Lichfield Library by GR8 Space (Friary) Limited following the expiration of their lock out agreement entered into with the County Council  to allow exploration of the building’s development potential.

 

RESOLVED – That, subject to GR8 agreeing to waive the County Council’s  existing liabilities under the former lock-out Agreement (dated 18 January 2017), a conditional contract be entered into with GR8 Space (Friary) Limited under the terms laid out in Option 2

67.

Babbage Building, Hixon, Stafford (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered an offer received from Astral Fire and Security Limited for the Babbage Building, Hixon.  Details of a marketing exercise on the property and reasons for limited interest in its acquisition were submitted.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the sale of the building to Astral Fire and Security Limited on the Terms indicated.

68.

Youth Centre and Day Centre, Wilnecote, Tamworth - Proposed Exclusivity Agreement (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

(During discussion on this item the Chairman placed on record that his Employer has contractual arrangements with ENGIE for the supply of power)

 

The Sub-Committee considered 2 offers received for the Former Wilnecote Youth Centre and Tamworth Multi-Purpose Day Centre, the higher of which involved a request for a 12 week exclusivity arrangements to allow for additional site investigation and surveys.

 

Consideration was given to representations from the Divisional Member particularly with regard to the previous registration of part of the sites as a Community Asset and on the status of a footpath affected by any development proposal.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to a 12 week exclusivity agreement with ENGIE prior to a decision on the offers being made.

 

 

69.

Former Flash Ley Resource Centre - Proposed sale of Land (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee had previously approved the sale of the Former Flash Ley Resource Centre to David McManus/Wallnut Grove Development Limited. Members were informed that due to additional costs associated with planning permission for the site, the purchaser had submitted a reduced bid that remained higher than other original bids.

 

RESOLVED – That the site be sold to David McManus/Wallnut Grove Development Limited on the revised terms now indictated.