Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Growth and Skills, reported the results of a recent tender exercise for the sale of New Summerseat House. The site is part of the Accelerated Land Disposal Programme and has been vacant for many years. The sale will bring forward the restoration of this listed building, end problems caused to local residents by the empty building attracting anti-social behaviour and remove ongoing liabilities to the Council for security and maintenance.
1. Notes the results of the tender exercise for the sale of New Summerseat House.
2. Approves the grant of a 250 year lease to the selected purchaser.
3. Delegate the signing of all contracts required to complete the grant of the lease to the Director of Law and Democratic Services.
Reasons for recommendation(s)
To bring forward the sale of New Summerseat House.