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Decision details

Establishing an Investment Budget for a Strategic Commercial Property Acquisition

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report sets out an opportunity which has arisen to make a strategic purchase of a commercial property in York city centre. This follows previous strategic purchases of property in York, most notably in Swinegate in 2017 which was approved by Executive and Full Council. A full business case will be provided in the confidential papers of such.

The report asks Members to recommend to Full Council the establishment of a capital budget to fund the acquisition of the freehold interest of a property in the city centre which will be held within the Council’s commercial property portfolio.


Resolved:  That authority be delegated to the Director of Economy & Place to complete the purchase once all due diligence has been satisfactorily conducted on the property.


Reason:     To ensure the ongoing economic vibrancy of the city centre, whilst increasing the income from the council’s commercial portfolio in line with budget targets.

Report author: Tracey Carter

Publication date: 28/11/2019

Date of decision: 28/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 03/12/2019

Accompanying Documents:


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