Decision details

Sale of land 90 West Drove North, Gedney Hill

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Assets & Planning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To sell a small section of Council land omitted from the original1994 RTB purchase at the front of the above property


To agree to sell a small section of retained land at the front of 90 West Drove North omitted from the original RTB sale to the current owners for the sum of £1875.00 in accordance with the market valuation.

Reasons for the decision:

Currently, the Council retains the title on a small section of land between the boundary of 90 West Drove North and the top of the dyke which runs along West Drove. It is approximately 1m wide and 6.5m long. It is unmaintained by the Council and would appear to have been retained when the RTB transfer plans were drafted in 1994. As the Council has no ongoing use for the land, the removal of the ongoing maintenance liability is considered advantageous.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing- If the Council does not agree to sell the land, the area identified will remain within the ownership of the Council. This would remain a liability should maintenance or other matters arise concerning this parcel of land.


Sell the land on the open market- This option is not considered economically viable as the size and location of the area of land only has practical use if annexed to the remainder of the garden within the ownership of 90 West Drove North.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: The Saints;

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Informal discussion and agreement with Portfolio Holder


Assistant Director - Housing,
Assistant Director - Governance (Monitoring Officer), Deputy Chief Executive - Corporate Development (S151)

Contact: David Higgs, Technical Contracts Officer Email:

Publication date: 16/03/2023

Date of decision: 16/03/2023

Effective from: 24/03/2023

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