Issue - decisions
Disposal of the Site of the Former Lingham Primary School, Town Meadow Lane, Moreton
The Cabinet Member for Central and Support Services introduced a report by the Head of Universal and Infrastructure Services, the purpose of which was to declare the site of the former Lingham Primary Infants building, Moreton, a surplus asset and to seek authority to dispose of the freehold interest at auction.
Lingham Primary School had vacated the infants building; the building had been demolished in 2002 and the site cleared. The site, which extended to 5030 sqm (1.24 acres) was not required by the Council and was considered appropriate for sale.
The site was open to public access and a proposed disposal would need to be advertised in the local press in accordance with the Local Government Act. Agreement to dispose on the terms proposed would be subject to the outcome of the public advertisement period. As the school had not occupied the site for more than 10 years, under Section 77(1) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, there was no requirement to seek approval from the Secretary of State for the disposal of land.
It was proposed that the property was sold at auction. Council Officers would set a reserve prior to auction based on professional advice from the auctioneer.
That the site of the former Lingham Primary Infants building, Moreton, be declared surplus and authority be given to its disposal by auction on the terms described.