Decision details

Acquisition of property at Westgate, Rotherham

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


On 28th March 2022 Cabinet agreed the following recommendations:


1.             That Cabinet authorise the acquisition of the Freehold and Leasehold interests in the land and properties shown edged red for identification purposes only on the plans at Appendix 1.


2.             That the Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration and Transport be authorised to negotiate the acquisition by agreement of the property interests at Appendix 1, in consultation with the Council’s Section 151 Officer and the Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, and the Assistant Director of Legal Services be authorised to complete the necessary transactions.


An agreement to acquire a property at Westgate has now been reached and this report will exercise the delegation to agree Heads of Terms and complete the land transaction.






Date of Decision:




Acquisition of 69 Westgate Rotherham


Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

Simon Moss, Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration & Transport


Specific Delegation:

(If any)

Decision taken under the powers granted to the property officer under section 29.12 of the Council’s Financial Procurement Procedure Rules.


Brief Description of Decision:

To seek approval for the acquisition of the property known as 69 Westgate, Rotherham to facilitate Rotherham’s ongoing regeneration further to 28 March 2022, Cabinet Regeneration Programme: Strategic Land Assembly


Reasons for the Decision:

Ambitions to diversify the town centre and bring forward a new residential community were identified in the 2017 Town Centre Masterplan. The proposed development site is known as Riverside Residential Quarter and this property sits within the boundary of the site



Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

The preferred option, as required by Government guidance is to always acquire by agreement. This acquisition will enable the continued redevelopment of the Riverside Residential Quarter to come forward.


A do-nothing option would see the Council unable to deliver on its plans for the regeneration of this part of the town centre


Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

No conflicts of interest declared.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

Not Applicable



Reports or parts of reports considered

Council’s Strategic Acquisition Fund - Cabinet 19th September 2022.



I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision ….



That the Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration and Transport complete the negotiation and acquisition by agreement of the property interest in 69 Westgate, Rotherham in consultation with the Council’s Section 151 Officer and the Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy



Signed by the Decision Maker   Paul Woodcock

Dated: 5th April 2024


Publication date: 15/04/2024

Date of decision: 05/04/2024

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