Issue details

Sale of land to the rear of 11 Coploe Road, Ickleton CB10 1ST for Self-Build

The land to the rear of 11 Coploe Road, Ickleton was the subject of a Decision Notice dated 17.1.2019 for the approval of the sale of land, following the identification of this site as one of 100 self-build plots in our District.


The first Decision Notice was drafted following obtaining Outline Planning Permission ref: S/0312/18/OL and this site was subsequently marketed by Carter Jonas, in accordance with the requirement placed on Local Authorities to adhere to S.123 of the Local Government Act 1972, which seeks to ensure that public assets i.e. residential building plots, are disposed of at ‘best price’ (market value) to safeguard the tax payers’ interests and prevent any possible Judicial Challenge.


The period of open marketing, across multiple platforms and directed both to the existing register and to the general public, was undertaken. Only 2 qualifying bids were submitted directly to the Council by 18th December 2019.


The successful highest bid of £127,300 was received by an applicant on the Self-Build Register.


We have received formal written notification from Carter Jonas, dated January 2020 that the obligation to achieve ‘best price’ in accordance with S.123 of The Local Government Act 1972 has been discharged.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Duxford;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/02/2020

Decision due: 14 February 2020 by Lead Cabinet member for Housing

Lead member: Lead Cabinet member for Housing

Lead director: Chief Finance Officer

Department: Housing

Contact: Geraldine Roper, Self-Build Development Officer Email: Tel: 01954 713062.


We have previously discussed with Housing Management and Housing Strategy and consulted with local members and the Parish Council.


Agenda items


  • Sale of Land