East Dorset District Council to transfer assets ahead of local government reorganisation

East Dorset District Council to transfer assets ahead of local government reorganisation

Caption: Fryer’s Field, West Moors

Political | Posted: Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 9:43 am | return to news

East Dorset District Council to transfer assets ahead of local government reorganisation

East Dorset District Council has resolved to transfer 40 local assets to town and parish councils prior to local government reorganisation in Dorset.

East Dorset District Council to transfer assets ahead of local government reorganisation

Caption: Fryer’s Field, West Moors

All agreed assets, including areas of land, will be transferred under the Local Government Act 1972 to town and parish councils that expressed interest. Agreements will ensure assets are managed and used for the same purpose as they are currently, and will prevent development of these assets in the future, without the consent of the new Dorset Council.

“East Dorset District Council recognised that transferring assets to our local town and parish councils will help ensure that the assets continue to be managed locally,’ said Cllr Simon Tong, chair of the cabinet committee (One Year Strategy), East Dorset District Council. “I’m pleased that we have been able to move quickly on this issue and that we are working so closely with the town and parish councils to ensure that they are in a position to take on the management of the assets as soon as possible.”

Those assets which remain in the ownership of EDDC will pass to the new Dorset Council on 1 April next year and will continue to be maintained by the new council.

The Local Government Act requires assets that include open space to be advertised for disposal in the local press, and 16 are deemed to be open space.

The schedule:

  • Land at Churchmoor Copse and Oliver’s Field & Play Area (including site of Scout Hut). Cutlers Place, Colehill.
  • Woodland north of Queens Copse Lane, Holt.
  • Land, Children’s Play Area & Multi Use Games Area. Towers Way, Corfe Mullen.
  • Land and Children’s Play area South East of Burgess Field, Woodlands, Wimborne.
  • Land and Children’s Play Area south east of Keats Meadow, Sixpenny Handley.
  • Land east of Town Farm Place (off Dean Lane), Sixpenny Handley.
  • Woodland and land north east of Heath Road, south of Ivy Close and east of Ivy Close, St Leonards and St Ives.
  • Land and Play Area at Churchill Close & Churchill Green, Sturminster Marshall.
  • Play Areas at Kiln Way and Ebblake Close, Verwood.
  • Play Area north of Crane Close, Verwood.
  • Land at Manor Road (including sites of Scout Hut and Girl Guides Hut), Verwood.
  • Land to the north west of Riverside Road (rear of Brook View), West Moors, Ferndown.
  • Land to the west of Station Road (Fryer’s Field), West Moors, Ferndown.
  • Land rear of 57 High Street, Wimborne

Copies of plans can be inspected at Allenview House, Hanham Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AG or the Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AZ during normal office hours.

Any person wishing to object to the intended disposal should make the objection in writing to the Chief Executive at Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AZ by no later than 12 noon on 16 October 2018.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the transferral of assets to local town and parish councils, please contact James Oram by emailing joram@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk or calling 01202 795605.

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