Decision details

Vauxhall Square Land Acquisition for Purpose of Right to Light

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To review the resolution of the 29th April 2016 to acquire and then transfer back to the owner of land at Vauxhall Square for planning purposes.
It is proposed that the acquisition now takes place in two stages rather than one as originally proposed to reflect the programme for the acquisition by the developer of the site.

Decision:

(1)          To exercise the Council’s powers under Section 227 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to acquire the Phase 1 part of the Site (the whole Site excluding 62 Bondway as identified at Appendix A) from CLS Holdings plc for planning purposes followed by the disposal of the land back to CLS Holdings plc, the process enabling the operation of powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to facilitate the carrying out of the redevelopment of site.  The Council shall be taken as having exercised its powers under s203 Housing and Planning Act 2016 on the date it completes the transfers to acquire the Phase 1 part of the Site

 

(2)          Subject to there being no material change in circumstances and Vauxhall Square Limited (a subsidiary of CLS Holdings plc) first becoming the registered freehold owner of 62 Bondway, to exercise the Council’s powers under Section 227 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to acquire the Phase 2 part of the Site (62 Bondway as identified at Appendix A) from CLS Holdings plc for planning purposes followed by the disposal of the land back to CLS Holdings plc, the process enabling the operation of powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to facilitate the carrying out of the redevelopment of site.  The Council shall be taken as having exercised its powers under s203 Housing and Planning Act 2016 on the date it completes the transfers to acquire the Phase 2 part of the Site

 

(3)          To delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business & Culture to implement Recommendations 1 and 2 which includes (but is not limited to) negotiating and agreeing the terms of the acquisition and disposal of the Site (in phases) and entering into all transfers, leases and related documents on behalf of the Council.

 

(4)          To delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth, to approve the entry into an agreement with CLS Holdings plc to indemnify the Council for any costs and expenses including any compensation claims and the cost of any judicial review proceedings that could potentially be incurred due to the implementation of the Recommendations 1 and 2.

 

Publication date: 06/02/2017

Date of decision: 14/02/2017

Effective from: 22/02/2017

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