In accordance with Rules of Procedure (23.4) Councillor Simon Wales, Vice Chair of the Strategy and Resources Committee move the adoption of the draft resolution 35. The Lodge – Head of Terms Transfer to EcoLocal, considered by the Strategy and Resources Committee held on 28 September 2015.
Two members asked two questions on the debate the supplementary questions and responses are attached at Appendix C to these minutes.
Following debate the minute was put to the vote, in accordance with Rules of Procedure (15.2) a recorded vote was requested the result of which was as follows:
In favour of the adoption of the minute (38)
Manuel Abellan, Pathumal Ali, David Bartolucci, Samantha Bourne, Richard Broadbent, Kevin Burke, Mary Burstow, Richard Clifton, Steve Cook, Margaret Court, Jean Crossby, Adrian Davey, Ruth Dombey, Vincent Galligan, Martin Gonzalez, Sunita Gordon, Marlene Heron, Arthur Hookway, Doug Hunt, Edward Joyce, Richard Marston, Wendy Mathys, Jayne McCoy, Joyce Melican, Callum Morton, Steve Penneck, Nighat Piracha, Hamish Pollock, Marian Radford, Jason Reynolds, Alan Salter, Daniel Sangster, Colin Stears, Simon Wales, Jill Whitehead, Graham Whitham, Paul Wingfield, Hanna Zuchowska.
Against the adoption of the minute (9)
Moira Butt, Tim Crowley, Neil Garratt, David hicks, Nick Mattey, Patrick McManus, Jane Pascoe, Holly Ramsey, Tony Shields.
The minute was carried
Ecolocal has submitted final proposals to the Council which includes the terms for their future use of the building. The terms negotiated with Ecolocal for the transfer of the building are set out in this report.
The Committee considered a report setting out the final proposals submitted by Ecolocal for the transfer use of the Lodge building in Carshalton from the Council.
1. That Ecolocal is granted a 125-year lease for a mixed-use redevelopment of the Lodge building, Carshalton.
2. That the Council use its power under Circular 06/03: Local Government Act 1972 – General Disposals Consent 2003, to accept the offer of a lease premium totalling £600,000 which is less than best consideration, on the basis that the disposal helps in securing economic, social and environmental well-being of the community.
3. That the Strategic Director for Resources be authorised to complete negotiations with Ecolocal for the lease as set out in the Heads of Terms in this report and direct the Head of Shared Legal Services to draw up the necessary legal documentation for the development works to the building and to exchange and complete on the lease.