247 Land at Exeter Science Park
[An item to be considered by the Cabinet in accordance with the Cabinet Procedure Rules and Regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, no representations having been received to such consideration taking place under Regulation 5(5) thereof].
Report of the Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity (ES/18/6), on Land at Exeter Science Park, attached.
(Councillors Dewhirst, Hannaford and Whitton attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).
The Cabinet considered the Report of the Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity (ES/18/6) relating to Land at Exeter Science Park, circulated prior to the meeting in accordance with regulation 7(4) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Report set out a proposed transaction which would give the Council the mechanism to facilitate further development at Exeter Science Park.
The matter having been debated and the options and/or alternatives and other relevant factors (e.g. financial, sustainability, carbon impact, risk management, equality and legal considerations and Public Health impact) set out in the Chief Officer’s Report and/or referred to above having been considered:
It was MOVED by Councillor Gilbert, SECONDED by Councillor Hart, and
RESOLVED that the Chief Officer for Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity, the County Treasurer and the County Solicitor in consultation with the Leader of the Council (Cabinet Member for Policy, Resources and Asset Management) be authorised to finalise and agree the terms, as landowner, of the land arrangements required to facilitate the development of Exeter Science Park, subject to having first secured agreement with the landowner to acquire land for a Park & Change facility adjacent to the Science Park, and to enter into any other appropriate legal and financial agreements as may be required to facilitate the same.