Decision details

Site of the Former Foxfield School, Douglas Drive, Moreton

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Seeking approval to declare the asset surplus


Councillor Adrian Jones introduced a report by the Head of Universal and Infrastructure Services, which proposed that the former Foxfield School site in Douglas Drive, Moreton be declared surplus to the Council’s requirements and that it be disposed of.  Should permission from Cabinet be obtained additional authority from the Secretary of State to dispose of the former school site and playing fields would also be required and this would be submitted following a statutory consultation period.  The matter was being reported to Cabinet as the potential sales receipt was anticipated to be in excess of the threshold for delegated decisions.


The site location plan was attached as an appendix to the report. 




(1)  the former Foxfield School be declared surplus and authority be given to disposal on the best terms as recommended by the Council’s appointed property consultants, subject to Secretary of State approval;


(2)  Officers undertake the necessary consultation, prior to the Secretary of State application being made, to dispose the school’s playing fields;


(3)  demolition of the building be undertaken immediately which could be prior to the Secretary of State application being approved to dispose the school playing fields and school land; and


(4)  the land be appropriated for planning purposes. 

Report author: David Armstrong

Publication date: 08/06/2015

Date of decision: 04/06/2015

Decided at meeting: 04/06/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/06/2015

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