Wallace Tower - RES/22/206
Decision Maker: City Growth and Resources Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
With reference to article 42 of the minute of meeting of the Finance, Policy and Resources Committee of 21 April 2011, the Committee had before it a report by the Director of Resources which provided details in relation to a request by the Tillydrone Community Development Trust to purchase Common Good property (i.e. the Wallace Tower) and sought approval to undertake the statutory consultation required and progress the necessary application to the court.
The report recommended:-
that the Committee –
(a) instruct the Chief Officer - Corporate Landlord to undertake a consultation as required by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (Part 8 - Common Good Property) on the revised request from Tillydrone Community Development Trust (TCDT) to acquire ownership of the Wallace Tower and surrounding land, once such request has been finalised by TCDT;
(b) instruct the Chief Officer - Corporate Landlord to bring a report to the appropriate committee, seeking further decisions, if adverse representations are received during the consultation period and are not withdrawn;
(c) if no such adverse representations are received during the consultation period, or if such adverse representations as are received are withdrawn, instruct the Chief Officer - Governance to arrange for an application to an appropriate court, under section 75(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, for authority to dispose of the site on which the Wallace Tower is erected and sufficient ground around that site to allow for the development of viable community facilities (Appendix 1); and
(d) if such authority is granted by the court, instruct the Chief Officer – Corporate Landlord to progress such disposal under the Disposal of Land by Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations 2010.
The Committee resolved:-
to approve the recommendations.
Publication date: 26/09/2022
Date of decision: 21/09/2022
Decided at meeting: 21/09/2022 - City Growth and Resources Committee