Issue details

The Varne: Update on the work to date and consideration of offers received for the potential disposal of the site

The report provides an update on the work to date, primarily the detailed scheme design and obtaining reserved matters planning permission. The report also details offers made for purchasing the site and asks members to consider the potential disposal.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/12/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Varne is a current project within the existing Medium Term Capital Programme (MTCP). The paper provides alternative options for Cabinet to consider which have a direct impact upon the proposed MTCP. The GF MTCP needs to be considered by Cabinet in advance of full Council, where it will be determined. The MTCP will have revenue consequences which need to be factored into the final Budget and Council Tax setting papers as well as affecting the Capital Strategy being considered at Cabinet and full Council on 23 February. It is therefore proposed to consider the Varne project on 10 February to enable the MTCP for the five years to 31 March 2027 to reflect the most up to date position and to enable smooth decision making on 23 February.

Exempt information notice

It is anticipated that this report will contain information which is exempt from publication and during discussion of this information the public may be excluded from the meeting. View the reasons for the exemption

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Decision due: February 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Property Management and Grounds Maintenance

Contact: Andy Blaszkowicz, Director of Housing and Operations Email:

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