Agenda Item No
The Vale of Glamorgan Council
Cabinet Meeting: 19th November 2012
Report of the Leader
3 New Barn Holdings, Flemingston
Purpose of the Report
1. To seek
Cabinet's approval to declare the property at 3 New Barn Holdings,
Flemingston as surplus to requirement.
2. To seek
Cabinet's approval to dispose of the property at 3 New Barn
1. That the
property known as 3 New Barn Holdings, Flemingston be declared
surplus to Council's requirements.
2. That the
Managing Director be authorised to instruct property agents to
dispose of the property on the terms and conditions agreed with the
Managing Director in consultation with the Leader and Head of Legal
3. That the Head of
Legal be authorised to prepare, complete and execute the required
Reasons for the Recommendations
1. To ensure that
the property has been declared surplus to the Council's
requirements prior to disposal.
2. To ensure the
Council obtains best value for the property in accordance with its
Statutory and Fiduciary obligations.
3. To legally
formalise the disposal of the property.
Relevant Issues and Options
3. Council owns the
subject property by virtue of its registered freehold interest.
4. The Council's
Asset Manager has consulted the Corporate Asset Management Group
and its external partners on the Local Service Board to ascertain
if there is a use for the property within the Council or within the
LSB. We are advised that no requirement for such a property has
been received and therefore it is recommended that the property is
now surplus to Councils requirements and agents be appointed to
place the property on the market for sale at the earliest
opportunity. The Council will seek the views of the appointed agent
as to the mode of disposal appropriate for this property.
Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)
5. It is
anticipated that the disposal of the property will generate a
6. Agents fees and
Estates and Legal officers costs will be incurred as a result of
the disposal process.
Sustainability and Climate Change Implications
7. The timely
disposal of surplus assets should assist the Council in the
reduction of its energy costs.
Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)
8. The Council has
both a Statutory and Fiduciary duty pursuant to S123 of the Local
Government Act 1972 to secure best consideration for property
Crime and Disorder Implications
9. Vacant property
may attract anti social behaviour such as vandalism.
Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language
property will be marketed openly.
manage the Councils workforce, money, information and assets
Policy Framework and Budget
12. This is
a matter for executive decision.
Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)
13. The Ward
Member has been consulted on the report and are supportive of the
lease being granted.
Relevant Scrutiny Committee
Sian Cornwell-Shaw Estates Officer ext 756
Group Estates Officer
Legal Services - Team Leader Property and
Sian Davies, Managing Director.