Disposal of Land on the North Side of Lord Street
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Director (Housing and Regeneration) informed Members that, following the introduction of the government’s new Housing Delivery Test, the Council decided to review those sites within Gravesham that have, or have previously had planning permission, but where development had stalled. Whilst there is a limit to what can be done to encourage landowners/developers to move things ahead, it was considered appropriate to firstly address land in the Council’s ownership that benefits from a permission for housing development i.e. the site of the former Lord Street multi-storey car park, which was currently in use as a temporary town centre workers’ car park.
The above site was therefore marketed for housing-led development on behalf of the Council.
Members were apprised of all bids received together with advice in respect of each from the marketing agents and officers.
1. officers be authorised to hold interviews with the three bidders set out in paragraph 5.6 of the report; and
2. Subject to the outcome of those interviews, to report back to Cabinet on 4 February 2019 in order that a decision can be made in respect of the preferred bidder.
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Date of decision: 07/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/01/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/01/2019