The Isle of Wight council has nearly eighty council buildings or public spaces that they’re actively considering selling off.
The Property Capital Receipts Disposals Programme, as they call it, was most recently updated on 1st April 2012 and we’ve embedded it below for you.
The list is extensive but includes Libraries; Youth Centres; Community buildings; Car Parks; Cottages; Tourist Information Offices; Dingy Parks; Schools; Grazing land – the list goes on, and on, totalling 79 different ‘assets’.
Various justifications for their disposal are listed, like – Surplus asset; to enable regeneration (In Seaview!? – Does Seaview need ‘regeneration’?); enable redevelopment; enable residential development.
Only two mention the word “community use” as the reason for sale.