Minutes of a meeting held on 26th September, 2011.
Present: Councillor C.L. Osborne (Chairman); Councillor Mrs. M. Kelly Owen (Vice-Chairman); Councillors J.F. Fraser and E. Hacker.
411 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE -
These were received from Councillors F.T. Johnson, Mrs. K.A. Kemp and S.T. Wiliam.
412 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -
No declarations were received.
413 FORMER COWBRIDGE LOWER SCHOOL DISPOSAL - UPDATE (DLPPHS) -
At the last meeting of the Committee Members had resolved that, should certain negotiations between the Trust's agent and the developer not be agreed, a meeting be convened to discuss matters further. That had subsequently proved to be the case and Mr. Madley was in attendance to update the Committee later in the meeting.
RESOLVED - T H A T the position be noted.
Reason for decision
To note the position.
414 EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC -
RESOLVED - T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.
415 FORMER COWBRIDGE LOWER SCHOOL DISPOSAL - UPDATE (EXEMPT INFORMATION - PARAGRAPH 14) -
Mr. Madley notified Members that, following the last meeting of Committee, he had been involved in further considerable debate and discussion with Taylor Wimpey regarding the remedial measures required in relation to the surface water drainage from the site. Mr. Madley also confirmed to Committee that he had informed Taylor Wimpey that the Trust required a cap to be placed on the level of expenditure to be incurred and could not enter into any scheme without having that assurance. Further detailed discussions had then taken place.
Members were then reminded of the 3 options as reported at the last meeting and their costs as estimated by Taylor Wimpey in respect of the engineering works only and the possibility of ancillary costs associated being incurred to ensure the implementation of the selected scheme. Consideration was again given to the 3 options identified, financial issues and to the desirability of progressing disposal. It was recognised that a safeguard would need to be built into the final overall costings and Mr. Madley, confirming that he had negotiated vigorously to date, sought instructions as to the way forward.
(1) T H A T Mr. Madley be authorised to conclude negotiations.
(2) T H A T the Committee record its thanks to Mr. Madley for his efforts in this matter.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To enable the exchange of contracts.
(2) To recognise the work undertaken.