Issue details

Disposal of freehold interest in land adjacent to Even Pitts Fownhope

• The council own this small area of land extending to approximately 0.04ha/0.1 acre. It was acquired many years ago as part of a larger area for highway improvement works which were completed and this small piece was left over. Whilst it adjoins the public highway it is not part of the adopted highway and highways dept have confirmed they have no requirement for the land.
• The east side of the land comprises a steep almost vertical bank covered in scrub trees and bushes. There is no retaining wall or other structures in place to prevent a landslip occurring to the bank, which supports the garden of the adjacent property, Even Pitts.
• The owner of Even Pitts wishes to purchase the land to enable him to carry out any necessary works to support his adjoining land
• To ensure best value can be demonstrated independent valuation advice has been obtained and has assessed the market value of the land to be £10,000. This figure has been agreed as the sale price with the adjoining owner.
• The use of the land will be restricted to private garden/parking only

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/08/2022

Decision due: 26 July 2022 by Acting Head of Property

Contact: Sarah Jowett, Strategic Assets Delivery Director Email: Tel: 01432 383302.