Decision details

Asset Review November 2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To establish working principles, and to bring forward a holistic asset review considering the optimisation, rationalisation, mothball, closure, and disposal of property assets and interests across the Council’s estate.


This report will set out some early recommendations for consideration. Options and recommendations will be offered across a series of reports over the coming months for consideration and presented in alignment with ongoing budget planning and organisational change activity.





1)    That approval be given to the ongoing and planned activity being managed under business as usual, including the surplus declaration of the four identified assets to be brought forward for disposal:


(i)             1 Beech Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4JN

(ii)            (DRAM Sports & Community Centre, Ridgeway, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 9QJ

(iii)          HUDAWI Centre, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG

(iv)          Red House, 281 Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP


2)    That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the relevant portfolio holder, Service Director – Legal, Governance and Commissioning, to dispose of the identified property assets to support the Council’s income targets, irrespective of the value of the site and on such terms as officers deem most appropriate,

3)    That authority be delegated to the Service Director – Legal, Governance and Commissioning power to enter into all agreements necessary to effect any of those disposals referred to at (1) above.

Publication date: 15/11/2023

Date of decision: 14/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/11/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/11/2023

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