Issue details

Disposal of South Lodge

The report seeks authorisation to dispose of a vacant housing property and to utilise these funds to replenish the asset base.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Scotforth West Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Sale of Council Housing asset.

Decision due: 19 January 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member with particular responsibility for Environmental Services

Lead director: Director for Communities and the Environment

Contact: Joanne Wilkinson, Chief Officer - Housing and Property Email:

Consultation process

South Lodge is currently untenanted. Basic consultation has been undertaken with the ward Councillors for this property who have been notified of the proposal and the reasons for such. Public Realm and Property Services have also been consulted to understand the future requirements specifically in relation to continued access to the Park for Council vehicles and others who enjoy the park area. It is noted that Friends of Greaves Park currently utilise the upper section of the garden, collecting and selling apples from trees situated within such, however it is not expected that maintenance of the upper portion of the garden can be maintained should it be excluded from the sale.


Public Realm
Property Services
Ward Councillors

Are there any climate change implications?: Disposal of an EPC G rated property within Housing portfolio.


Agenda items


  • Disposal of South Lodge