Agenda and minutes

Property Sub-Committee
Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 12.00 pm, MOVED

Venue: White Room, County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

82.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

83.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 4 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chairnan.

84.

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:

In view of the number of Local Members in attendance to submit comments on items listed under the Exempt section of the agenda it was agreed that those items be dealt with at the beginning of the meeting.  It was therefore

 

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.

85.

Kidsgrove Leisure Centre - Proposed Disposal (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered various options for the County Council’s involvement in, or support for, the proposal by a Community Interest Group to re-introduce dry sports facilities at Kidsgrove Leisure Centre. Options for future ownership of the Leisure Centre were submitted together with details of the value and costs of the Centre to the County Council.

 

The Local Member attended the meeting and gave comments on the proposal.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the transfer of the County Council’s freehold interest in the Kidsgrove Leisure Centre to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, for a nominal sum together with a contribution equivalent to the estimated demolition costs of the current end of life building (£363,000); such transfer to be in accordance with the Terms indicated in relation to the future use of the Centre and timescales within which that use should commence.

86.

Former Stone Fire Station - Proposed Sale (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered details of offers received for the Former Stone Fire Station.

 

The Local Member attended the meeting and gave comments on the proposal.

 

RESOLVED – That the property be sold to Joule’s Brewery in accordance with their offer.

87.

Purchase of Land for Dementia Centre of Excellence Site - Ratification of Former Member Delegated Decision (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered proposals to purchase land at Bridge Farm, Fradley, Lichfield for development as a Dementia Centre of Excellence.  Members considered the background to the proposal including a previous decision of a former Portfolio Holder for Property matters.

 

The Local Member attended the meeting and gave comments on the proposal.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the purchase of Bridge Farm, Fradley, Lichfield on the Terms indicated.

88.

Site of Former Meadows Special School, Biddulph - Proposed Sale (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report on discussions held with the proposed purchaser of the site of the former Meadows Special School explaining that whilst the site had not been advertised on the open market, the proposed Terms of the sale secured ancillary developments of value to the County Council.

 

The Local Member attended the meeting and gave comments on the proposal.

 

RESOLVED – That a conditional contract be entered into with Aldi Stores Limited for the sale of the site of the former Meadows Special School on the Terms indicated.

89.

Newcastle Library - Proposed Sale (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered details of an offer received for the former Newcastle Library in the Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

 

The Local Member attended the meeting and gave comments on the proposal.

 

RESOLVED – That the freehold interest in Newcastle Library be sold to Probuild Construction Limited on the Terms indicated.

 

The public were re-admitted to the meeting.

 

90.

Lease of Sites to Cheadle Academies pdf icon PDF 220 KB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered proposals to grant the leases of four sites used for parking and youth centre purposes associated with the Cheadle and Painsley Catholic Academies to those Academies.  The leases would each be for a 125 year period and at a peppercorn rental in line with the expectations of the Department for Education for those schools converting to Academy status.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the granting of 125 year leases, at a peppercorn rental for each of the four sites listed in the Schedule to the report.

91.

Proposed Lease of Sites to Academies pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposals were submitted to grant the lease of the site of Chaselea Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) to its Academy Trust for a 125 year period and at a peppercorn rental in line with the expectations of the Department for Education for those schools converting to Academy status.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to granting of a 125 year lease, at a peppercorn rental for the site of the Chaselea PRU.

92.

Land at Saradon Road, Cheslyn Hay - Proposed Lease and Novation Agreement pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a package of land transactions required as part of the conversion of Cheslyn Hay Sports and Community High School to an Academy, including a Novation Agreement to enable the Academy to continue use of the adjacent Leisure Centre.  A further request from the Academy in relation to the terms of an Agreement with a private developer was also detailed.

 

RESOLVED  – That :

 

(i)    Approval be given to the granting of a 125 year lease, at a peppercorn rental,  of the site occupied by Cheslyn Hay Sports and Community High School to the Windsor Academy Trust subject to the written approval of the split of the site by the Cheslyn Hay Primary School

(ii)  Approval be given to the Novation of the Joint Use Agreement to the Windsor Academy Trust and to the completion of the Commercial Transfer Agreement in its original intended form.

93.

Hob Hill CE/Methodist (VC) Primary School, Brereton, Nr Rugeley - Transfer of freehold interest to Trustees pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a proposal to transfer the freehold interest of the site of Hob Hill CE/Methodist (VC) Primary School, Brereton to the Lichfield Diocesan Trust as Trustees of that School following a change in its status to Voluntary Controlled.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the transfer of the School site (excluding the playingfield) to the Trustees in accordance with the Terms and fees indicated in the report.

 

94.

Anson CE(A) Primary School, Great Haywood - Proposed Transfer of Freehold Interest pdf icon PDF 235 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a proposal to transfer the freehold interest of the site of Anson CE (A) Primary School, Great Haywood to the Lichfield Diocesan Trust as Trustees of that School following a change in its status to Voluntary Aided.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the transfer of the School site (excluding the playingfield)  to the Trustees in accordance with the Terms and fees indicated in the report.

 

95.

Former Flash School Playingfields -Proposed Lease pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a request from Quarnford Parish Council for the lease of the playingfield to the former Flash Primary School to provide for community use.

 

Comments received in support of the Proposal from the Local Member were reported.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the granting of a 25 year lease, at a peppercorn rental, of the playingfield at the former Flash Primary School to Quarnford Parish Council for use for community purposes.

96.

Exclusion of the Public

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.

 

97.

Lease of Part of Peel Building and Walton Building, St Chad's Place, Stafford (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered details of a proposed lease agreement with the Department for Works and Pensions for the Ground Floor of Block C (Peel Building) and Block D (Walton Building), St Chad’s Place, Stafford.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to a seven-year lease for the premises on the Terms indicated.

98.

SP2 Floor 1 - Retrospective Approval to Lease (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered proposals to lease the First Floor of 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford to the NHS Stafford and Surrounds CCG.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the granting of a five year lease of the premises on the Terms indicated.

99.

Plot C i54, South Staffordshire - Proposed Sale (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered details of an offer received for Plot C i54, South Staffordshire.

 

The Local Member’s support for the proposal was reported.

 

RESOLVED – That the site be sold to Morris and Company Limited in accordance with their offer.

100.

Former Uttoxeter Highways Depot - Proposed Sale (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered details of an offer received for the former Uttoxeter Highways Depot, Stafford Road, Uttoxeter.

 

RESOLVED – That the site be sold to Taylor Land Associates Limited in accordance with their offer.

 

101.

Former Whittington Youth Centre - Proposed Sale (exemption paragraph 3)

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered details of offers received for the Former Whittington Youth, Centre, Main Street, Whittington.

 

RESOLVED – That the property be sold to Fodens Development Limited in accordance with their offer.

 

102.

Land at Burntwood - Proposed Lease (exemption paragraph 3)

TO FOLLOW

Minutes:

Item withdrawn.