Decision details

Development Delivery Options for Council Owned Development Sites

Decision Maker: Corporate Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Committee resolved to approve that:


The Development Sub-Committee, with support from officers:


1.    Progress a comprehensive mixed use, phased masterplan strategy for Council owned site in Staines,


2.    Identify suitable development delivery options for Council owned sites, in other parts of the Borough and not included as part of a comprehensive Staines masterplan or subject to early disposal to mitigate high holding costs,


3.    Identify and progress options for mitigating holding costs via:


a)    Early disposal of sites, which have high monthly holding costs and are not suitable for inclusion in a comprehensive masterplan for Staines-upon-Thames,

b)    Work to obtain fixed costs for the demolition of Thameside House to offset high holding costs,

c)    Temporary lettings for those sites which will continue to remain in the Council’s ownership in the medium to long term; and

d)    Delegate authority to the Development Sub-Committee to agree the terms and completion of lettings where these are not covered under the Officer Scheme of Delegation.



Report author: Coralie Holman

Publication date: 23/10/2023

Date of decision: 16/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/10/2023 - Corporate Policy and Resources Committee

Effective from: 27/10/2023

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