Decision details

Sale of The Offices Stevens Walk Buckland Newton

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Reason for Decision:

West Dorset District Council decided to place this property prior to the creation of Dorset Council as it could not be rented out reliably as business premises.  The Council therefore decided to sell it for conversion to residential use.  A sale was agreed in April 2019 but, due to the necessity for a planning application and the registration of the transfer of a parking area acquired from the neighbouring owner, the transaction has only just reached the point when exchange of contracts is likely within the next few weeks


Alternative options considered and rejected:

Not to sell the property




To sign the contract and seal the transfer enabling the sale of The Offices Stevens Walk Buckland Newton to take place at a price of £176,329.60.

Publication date: 07/01/2020

Date of decision: 20/12/2019