31 Disposal of Land - St Gregory's Church PDF 128 KB
The Principal Solicitor presented a report on the subject of the disposal of land adjacent to the former St Gregory’s Church at Winyates Way / Woodcote Close, Redditch.
The disposal of the land would enable the Council to help facilitate a development on adjacent land. Access would be provided to the development from the land that would be disposed of by the Council. The proposed development would be a mixture of social housing and housing available to rent. The housing would be developed by Redditch Co-operative Homes and GreenSquareAccord, which would be developing housing that included high levels of insulation and use of solar power and which was therefore considered an exemplar of low carbon housing.
Members welcomed the proposals detailed in the report and in so doing commented on the benefits that the development would have on the local community. Concerns were raised that the former St Gregory’s Church had attracted a lot of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in recent years and the proposed development would help to discourage this moving forward.
1) authority be delegated to the Head of Legal, Democratic and Property Services to negotiate and finalise terms for the sale of Council owned land and in return for the capital sum; and
2) the Council’s budget be augmented by the capital receipt.