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Decision details

Sheffield Land and Property Plan

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

9.1

The report sought approval of the Sheffield Land and Property Plan (Corporate Asset Management Plan).

 

The City Council’s land, property and assets have a significant role to play in delivering services and shaping the future of the city and its communities. The ‘Sheffield Land and Property Plan’ sets out at a high level, how the City Council will use and manage its assets to deliver its ambitions for Sheffield.  It provides a framework and principles to guide decision making, and maximise the benefits for the City and its people. 

 

 

9.2

RESOLVED: That Co-operative Executive:-

 

  1. Approve the Sheffield Land and Property Plan attached to this report.

 

  1. Note that more detailed policies and procedures to support the Plan will be brought forward for approval in accordance with the appropriate corporate decision-making process.

 

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

9.3.1

The Council’s land and property portfolio is a finite resource, expensive to hold and maintain. Since the publication of the last plan, there have been a number of changes which have resulted in new challenges and opportunities for the city. It is therefore increasingly important that the City Council’s assets are used to best effect in delivering vital services and priorities, whilst minimising the cost.

 

 

9.3.2

The Plan provides local people, Members and officers with a clear statement of how the council’s estate will be used to maintain and enhance service delivery and contribute to the wider ambitions of the City balanced against the financial constraints within which the Council now operates.

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

9.4.1

The Council could do nothing; but this would result in ad hoc decision making and a lack of focus. With operational costs and maintenance demands far outstripping available resources the whole estate will continue to deteriorate eventually resulting in the closure of key council buildings and the subsequent knock on effect on service delivery for the people of Sheffield.

 

 

9.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Interim Executive Director, Place

 

 

9.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

 

Publication date: 22/10/2021

Date of decision: 20/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/10/2021 - Co-operative Executive

Effective from: 29/10/2021

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