Decision details

Decision to take an up to 12 month Option Agreement on land in South Holland District at up to £52,000

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Assets & Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To take a up to 12 month Option Agreement at up to £52,000 of the site in order to consider its long term value as a strategic asset to the Council.


To take an up to 12 month option on a parcel of land in South Holland District Council’s area pending consideration of its longer term acquisition.


Reasons for the decision:

Taking an option would provide the Council with up to 12 months to develop a full business case to bring forward a detailed project for Council to make a final decision.


Alternative options considered:

  • Not to take an option of the site – not recommended as the land may otherwise be sold to another purchaser and the Council would miss a potential key strategic opportunity.


·       Purchase the land unconditionally – not recommended as this would lead to an unacceptable level of risk to the Council

Wards Affected: Fleet;

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Other reasons / organisations consulted




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Publication date: 07/03/2023

Date of decision: 07/03/2023

Effective from: 15/03/2023

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