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Officer Decisions

Strategic Business Services Manager - Matthew Jones

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

It is recommended that County Council land adjacent to the Wray Valley Trail, Moretonhampstead (3 acres) be declared surplus.

Decision Taken:

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

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The adjoining land owner approached the Council expressing an interest to purchase Devon County Council (DCC) land which is surplus to requirements.  Covenants restrict usage of the surplus land to ‘agricultural, equestrian or as an amenity area for community use’ and as part of DCC’s agreement to disposal, one acre of the surplus land will be gifted to Moretonhampstead Development Trust as amenity space for community use.

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:
28 September 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: