Strategic acquisition of development opportunity site
To approve the strategic purchase of the southern campus of the Royal National College for the Blind (RNCB), Venn’s Lane, Hereford within a defined budget of £6.25 million and to authorise officers, following appropriate consultation and due diligence, to proceed with the purchase of the property.
The proposed purchase will be a strategic acquisition which would support the council’s policies in respect of economic growth and ensure that a key education site within Hereford is retained and enhanced.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: College;
Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/01/2019
This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.
Reason for urgency:
Opportunity to purchase site within a time limited period
Restricted by: Paragraph 3;
Decision due: 18 February 2019 by Cabinet member contracts and assets
Lead member: Cabinet member contracts and assets
Lead director: Director of Economy and Place
Department: Economy and Place
Contact: Chris Jenner, Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01432261941.