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WELSHCHURCHACT ESTATE COMMITTEE

 

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 26th September, 2011.

 

Present: Councillor C.L. Osborne (Chairman); Councillor J.C. Bird (Vice-Chairman); Councillors R.P. Thomas, Mrs. D.M. Turner and M.R. Wilson.

 

 

405     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE –

 

These were received from Councillors F.T. Johnson and S.T. Wiliam.

 

 

406     MINUTES -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 25th July, 2011 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

407     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -

 

No declarations of interest were received.

 

 

408     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 items of business on the grounds that they involve 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.

 

 

409     DISPOSAL OF SOUTHERNDOWN HOME (EXEMPT INFORMATION PARAGRAPHS 12, 14 AND 16) (DFICTP) -

 

The Committee were provided with an update following the latest marketing of the property and requested to review the tender bids that had been received.  Members considered that the report should be deferred pending further information from the highest bidder in relation to the scheme that was being proposed.  It was therefore

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the highest bidder be informed that the Committee was in agreement in principle to the proposal but wished to receive further details on the proposed designs for the site to be presented to the next meeting of the Welsh Church Act Estate Committee.

 

 

Reason for decision

 

In order for Members to receive further information before reaching a decision.

 

 

410     APPLICATION TO PURCHASE LAND ADJACENT TO NEW BREACH FARM, CROSSWAYS, LLANBLETHIAN, COWBRIDGE (EXEMPT INFORMATION PARAGRAPHS 12, 14 AND 16) (DFICTP) -

 

The report sought the decision of Committee on a request for the purchase of land located at Llanblethian, Cowbridge by the current tenant. A plan of the site was tabled at the meeting for Members information.  In considering the report Members referred to the current economic climate and that in their opinion investments were not yielding significant interest as they had in previous years and that they considered in the interests of the Trust the land should be retained as an asset.  To this end it was

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the purchase of the land in question be not approved.

 

Reason for decision

 

The Committee considered that it would be in the best interests to retain the land in the current economic climate.

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