Decision details

Disposal of former Breeze Hill School, Roxbury Avenue, Salem [St. Marys]

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Skills and Neighbourhoods which sought approval for the disposal of former Breeze Hill School, Roxbury Avenue, Salem.

The report provided details of the recent discussions with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in respect of the proposed sale of part of the former Breeze Hill School Site (asset 175).

Following the receipt of approval under section 77 of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998 and Schedule of the Academies Act 2010 the Council started work to demolish the School buildings in August 2013 and the site has remained vacant since completion of the works albeit one of the two former caretakers houses remained occupied by the former caretaker of Breeze Hill.

It was reported that in early 2017 Oasis Academy Trust made a successful application to open a new high school, the trust currently runs 48 academies across the country including two in Oldham.

In July 2017 the Council resolved to work with the Education, Skills and Funding Agency to provide a site which would be transferred at market value in support of the proposals and the favoured site of the new school shown edged red on the attached plan at appendix 1 to the report, was a portion of land formerly occupied by Breeze Hill School. It was noted that this area excluded the two caretaker’s houses which would be retained by the Council and subject to a further report in due course.

Options/alternatives considered

The Cabinet had previously revolved to sell a portion of the former Breeze Hill School site in order to support the delivery of a new school.


RESOLVED– That the Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 18 of the agenda before making a decision.


Publication date: 27/03/2018

Date of decision: 26/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 26/03/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/04/2018

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