Children’s Services and Asset, Culture & Housing Cabinet Members – Minutes – 26 May 2015

1          (1) SURPLUS ASSET BROUGHTON PRIMARY SCHOOL – INFANT SITE AND YOUTH CENTRE SITE The Director of People and the Director of Places submitted a joint report which sought to declare parts of the Broughton School ‘Infant site’ and youth centre site as surplus to the future requirements of the People directorate.

Broughton Infant and Junior schools were amalgamated to form The Broughton Primary School in 2014.  Initially, the schools operated on a split-site until January 2015.

The project involved significant capital investment to refurbish and extend the ‘junior school’ site in order to provide sufficient accommodation to locate all Broughton Primary School pupils together. This project was now complete and all pupils were being educated within the ‘new’ primary school

This had resulted in part of the infant site becoming surplus to the requirements of the council. Adjacent to the infant school site, was the Broughton Youth Centre from which positive activities for young people were provided by the council.

In view of the above, the People Directorate needed to declare elements of the infant site and youth centre site surplus, in order that the assets could be formally transferred / retained accordingly.  Further details were outlined within the report and associated appendices.

Resolved – (a) That the land and buildings identified in the report be declared surplus to the requirement of the People Directorate; (b) that an area of the school building be used for early education provision and necessary lease arrangements made through the property transaction schedule; (c)  that the area of the school building at the rear be used  to create a new youth and community wellbeing hub; (d) that the remaining areas of the building be added to property transaction schedule for potential lease; (e) that the kitchen building continue to be used by the Places directorate for the delivery of catering related services, and (f) that the areas marked in appendix 2 be identified for disposal by the council for development, subject to relevant approvals.