Decision details

Future use of the Newton Building

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



2.1         Cabinet:


a)    Noted the intention of Northampton Partnership Homes, to relocate from the Westbridge Depot site, to the Newton Building to release the depot for appropriate uses, noting that the Newton Building provides more suitable office accommodation for the Council’s Housing delivery partner.


b)    Noted that the Acting Director for Economy and Assets has delegated authority within the constitution to agree commercial terms for leases for less than 21 years, the Heads Of Terms will therefore be progressed using the usual constitutional process, with both sides having legal representation in addition to full consultation with West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) S.151 Officer.


c)    Noted that the Acting Director of Economy and Assets will consultthe Director of Housing and Wellbeing, the Chief Finance Officer, the Borough Secretary, the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Enterprise and the Cabinet Member for Housing and Wellbeing, before exercising the delegation referred to in recommendation b above.


d)    Noted that if the lease cannot be concluded by the 1st April 2021 then this work will need to be concluded by the new West Northamptonshire Council through their governance processes.


e)    Agreed to receive further reports in connection with the use of the Newton Building as part of a regular Capital Project Management updates.


Publication date: 20/01/2021

Date of decision: 20/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2021 - Cabinet

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