Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Proposed sale of Unit C Waterside Park
That authority is given to the Assistant Director: Property to sell Unit C to the Bracknell Islamic Cultural Society at market value.
i. A bid has been received for over £400,000 on Unit C and sales above this level is an Executive decision.
ii. A disposal will remove any liabilities for future repairs, refurbishment and void costs.
iii. To provide the Council with a capital receipt.
iv. To establish a social and religious centre for the Islamic community.
Assistance has been provided to BICS in exploring opportunities for an Islamic centre on Council owned and privately-owned property. No alternative properties owned by the Council have been identified as being suitable for BICS. BICS have looked at a number of sites including a vacant office building on the market for over £2m and a former church site. However, all options have been found to be unviable.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;
Wards Affected: Binfield with Warfield;
Financial Impact: Capital receipt
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: Delivery
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration
Contact: Steve Booth, Head of Property Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 352479.
Report author: Steve Booth
Publication date: 18/06/2019
Date of decision: 18/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 18/06/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 26/06/2019