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Heather House

Meeting: 16/10/2018 - Communities, Housing and Environment Committee (Item 85)

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Miss Lucy Stroud, Corporate Property Manager, addressed the Committee.  Miss Stroud outlined that in June 2018, the Committee resolved that a survey be commissioned to assess the safety of Heather House.  A condition Survey Report, in Exempt Appendix 1, showed the condition of Heather House.  This was used to estimate the costs of Heather House remaining open for a five, ten and fifteen year period. 


The Committee acknowledged the difficulty of the decision that needed to be made regarding the future of Heather House, and that the options presented in December 2018 were unlikely to provide a simple solution.  It was suggested that in order to comprehensively consider the future of Heather House, a Partnership or Trust approach should be considered.


Mr William Cornall, Director of Regeneration & Place, stated that even if the property were to be redeveloped, rather than refurbished, it still would still require a significant subsidy. It was therefore important for Officers as well as Councillors to try to identify alternative funding streams to support the options to be presented in December.




1)  That the Condition Survey report prepared by Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP, as detailed in Exempt Appendix 1, be noted.


2)  That a further report be submitted to the Committee outlining redevelopment options.


Voting: Unanimous