Cllr George Brown will be making a decision no sooner than 15 August on the latest Capital Receipts Disposals Programme – that’s a list of all properties the council owns and wants to sell.
The documentation (embedded below for your convenience) reveals details of which council-owned properties will be sold, along with a priority rating and any relevant notes.
The summary states, “This paper sets out, in the context of the council’s strategic asset management plan, which council owned land and property is expected to be disposed of in the current financial year and gives an indication of the assets that may be disposed of in the following years 2013-2015.
“It provides a clear statement of the properties which the council expects to complete the disposal of in the current financial year that can be used as a basis for corporate financial planning.”
Two items of particular note in the paper relate to the sale of assets that have raised much comment from Islanders.
Viewpoint Car Park – Blackgang
The original schedule identified that this may be disposed of to a special purchaser but with conditions to protect the continued and long term public use of the facility. This is now confirmed, to enable negotiations with the owners of Blackgang Chine regarding the purchase and conditions.
The Guildhall – Newport
The disposal under the open marketing route with conditions has been the subject of previous council discussions. It cannot begin however until a condition survey has been completed and the conditions of its disposal have been consulted and agreed, recognising the iconic status of the building in Newport Town Centre