Decision details

Land at Windsor Street and James Street, Failsworth including the former Failsworth Youth Centre [Failsworth East]

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The purpose of the report is to seek approval for the Council to appropriate the subject land and property to the Housing Revenue Account and take steps to demolish the building.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council;
- Appropriate the subject land and property to the Housing Revenue Account.
- Submit a notice to the Planning Authority for the demolition of the former Failsworth Youth Centre.
- Instruct the Unity Partnership to procure and oversee a pre-demolition asbestos survey and upon the report being returned, to procure and oversee an asbestos removal contractor to carry out the identified asbestos removal works;
- Prepare, tender and complete the demolition opportunity via the Chest and;
- Work with the Cabinet Member for Housing with a view to bringing forward the redevelopment of the cleared site, with any proposals for the land being subject to a further report.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Do nothing.
Option 2 - Re-advertise the opportunity in its current condition via auction.
Option 3 - Re-advertise the opportunity in its current condition via private treaty.
Option 4 - Demolish the property and re-advertise the cleared site via informal tender or auction.
Option 5 - Demolish the property and progress plans for the Council to develop the site.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Do nothing.
Option 2 - Re-advertise the opportunity in its current condition via auction.
Option 3 - Re-advertise the opportunity in its current condition via private treaty.
Option 4 - Demolish the property and re-advertise the cleared site via informal tender or auction.

Publication date: 27/11/2018

Date of decision: 27/11/2018

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