Decision details

Asset Management - Surplus Property and Land

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In line with Council Policy it is essential that assets are regularly reviewed and those identified as surplus are progressed for either community asset transfer or sale on the open market (subject to any restrictions). Cabinet are asked to consider the information in the report and determine whether the property and land listed in Annex 1 and Annex 2 of the report can be progressed through the approved disposal framework.


Cabinet agreed the following:


1.  To progress the following property and land listed in the report for Community Asset transfer using the appropriate framework. All assets will be transferred following the Community Asset Transfer policy. They will not be transferred at nil value but at a value taking into account the community use;


  i.  Garlinge Pavillion Margate, Hartsdown Pavillion Margate and Northdown Park Pavillion Margate to an established Sports and Social club;

  ii.  Victoria Gardens Broadstairs to Broadstairs & St Peters Town Council;

  iii.  Albion Gardens Ramsgate to Ramsgate Town Council or other qualifying community organization;

  iv.  Newgate Gap Shelter Margate to a qualifying community organization;

  v.  Land and Toilets Minster Plot 1 and Plot 2 to Minster Parish Council;

  vi.  Land and property at the Oval Cliftonville to a qualifying community organization;

  vii.  To approve a consultation to appropriate land for community and social use at Hartsdown Margate adjacent to Margate football club.


2.  To progress the following property and land listed in the report through the  approved disposal framework.


  i.  Land at the rear of the Tudor house Margate taking into account the grade 2  listed status of the adjacent property;

  ii.  The closed toilet at Beresford Gap, the closed toilet at Marina Road Ramsgate, the closed toilet at Minnis Bay Birchington, the closed toilet at Park Road Margate;

  iii.  The closed toilet at Margate Cemetery but restricted to bereavement use;

  iv.  The closed toilet at Albion street Broadstairs to Broadstairs & St Peters Town Council;

  v.  Transfer only part of the title of the land to the owner of the Nayland Rock Hotel. The part to be retained by Council is the access/egress from Canterbury Road adjacent to Canterbury Crescent. The area fronting the Nayland Rock will be transferred to the owner of the Nayland Rock Hotel.

Reasons for the decision:

The assets are surplus to Council requirements and therefore should be offered to the market.

Alternative options considered:

To retain the assets would not be in line with the asset strategy and medium term financial strategy.

Report author: Edwina Crowley

Publication date: 31/01/2019

Date of decision: 29/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/01/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/02/2019

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