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Officer Decisions

Strategic Business Services Manager - Matthew Jones

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

It is recommended that unused land at Stickepath Hill, Barnstaple (152 square metres) be declared surplus.

Decision Taken:

To declare the land surplus and sell the land to the former owner by private treaty sale.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The land was acquired by Devon County Council from the former owners for a road scheme in 2007 but not all the land bought was subsequently used for the scheme.  As the only landowner with direct access, the proposal is that the redundant land is sold back to the former owners.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

To retain and maintain the land at Council expense.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Sarah Bowker (Corporate Estates Manager): Email or phone 01392 380959 or 07816 531080
Decision Date:
19 August 2021

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: