EXECUTIVE KEY DECISION – 16TH MARCH 2020
The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012
Notice of Intention to take Key Decision, in Private Session, without 28-Day Notice
Notice is hereby given in accordance with Regulation 10 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 that it was impracticable to give 28 days’ notice of the taking of the following decision, which is a Key Decision to be taken by the Executive at its meeting on 16th March 2020:
· Acquisition of Two Properties
The reason for which it has been impracticable to give 28 days’ notice of this decision is as follows:
The Council was unable to give 28 days’ notice of this decision, as the owner of the properties has only recently made the decision to dispose of the same. In addition, the owner of the property has advised the Council of time limits relating to the owner’s personal circumstances concerning the disposal of the property. This requires an urgent decision on the part of the Council in order not to lose the opportunity to acquire the property.
The Chair of the Scrutiny Committee has been advised of this issue in accordance with Regulation 10.
Notice is further given in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 that the same decision is expected to contain information which will be considered in private session, and is therefore subject to the provisions of Regulation 5.(6). In accordance with this Regulation, the Chair of the Scrutiny Committee has been advised of this issue, and has agreed that the making of the decision is urgent and cannot reasonably be deferred, for the following reason:
On the grounds of the urgency of the situation in relation to the proposed acquisition of the property, and the timing of the opportunity which is limited by reference to the current owner’s personal circumstances, requiring a decision to be made before the next scheduled meeting of the Executive in June 2020. The Chair recognises the impact of the time restrictions imposed by the current owner. The Corporate Director has provided a full explanation of how the acquisition of the property will meet the requirements of the Council and benefit local residents.
JANE LE FEVRE
Corporate Director, Governance and Community Strategy
25 February 2020
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