Sale of Kenwyn, Ashburton

Has Devon County Council (DCC) or its agents entered into an sale or lease agreement in respect of Kenwyn? If so when did the agreement occur and with whom?

The site is currently sold ‘Subject to Contract’ and the buyer has been requested to exchange prior to the Christmas break.

What value does DCC currently place on the Kenwyn site? (asset No. 047101)

Exemption – DCC are withholding this information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, S43(2):

“Information is exempt information if its disclosure under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any person (including the public authority holding it)”

Reason – It would be commercially prejudicial to DCC obtaining best value for the site if DCC shared its valuation.

Public interest – Whilst DCC believe in the value of openness and transparency, we do not believe it is in the publics best interests to jeopardise the councils ability to achieve best value.

Has Devon County Council formally notified Ashburton Town Council of status of Kenwyn site sale?

No. Officers provided an update on Kenwyn to some of the members of the Town Council at a meeting on 18/12/20.