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Purchase, lease or use council property

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3. Making a decision on your application

The decision making process

The process for deciding whether to accept your application is governed by the Council’s constitution and depends on the nature and value of the transaction. The following is a summary of the most frequently encountered decision making processes following relevant consultation:

  • If the transaction value is up to £10,000 then the Head of Commercial Services will make the decision.
  • If the transaction value is between £10,001 and £50,000, then the Head of Commercial Services and the Chief Finance Officer will make the decision.
  • If the transaction value is above £50,001, then the decision will be taken by the Portfolio Holder.

Lease decisions which commit the Council to periods in excess of 10 years must be approved by the Executive. You will then be advised in writing of the decision.

This part of the process will take approximately 12 weeks, but can take longer.

If the decision is one that must be made by the Executive, then it will take up to a further 6 weeks. Further details regarding the Executive can be obtained from the Council’s website.

Please note that information regarding your application may be made available to this public meeting unless it contains sensitive information that is considered exempt (as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972).