Decision details

St James Industrial Estate Chichester

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following submission of an IPPD Cabinet approval was given for consultants to be appointed to produce draft proposals and costings for the refurbishment or redevelopment of the St James Industrial Estate. The options for the Industrial Estate have now been appraised and Cabinet authority is required for the preferred option to be progressed and budget approved for the associated consultants’ fees and the refurbishment/redevelopment works’ subject to further Cabinet consideration when detailed costings are available.

(Recommendation to Council)


The Cabinet received and considered the confidential exempt agenda report and its two appendices in the main agenda supplement, which had been circulated to members and officers only.


The report was presented by Mr A Dignum (Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Growth and Place).


Mr P Legood (Valuation and Estates Manager) and Mr A Gregory (Project Manager) were in attendance for this matter.


Mr Dignum summarised the salient aspects of the report.


Mr Legood confirmed the figure in para 3.2 of the report and advised that in the final line of para 6.1 ‘18.18’ should be substituted for ‘17’. 


Mr Legood answered members’ questions on points of detail.


Members of the Cabinet expressed their full support for the project initiation document (PID) scheme.




The Cabinet voted unanimously to make the resolutions and the recommendation set out below.




(1)  That the PID for the part refurbishment and part replacement of units at St James Industrial Estate be approved.


(2)  That (a) the fact that the site is no longer reserved to accommodate relocation needs relating to the Southern Gateway project as indicated in section 4.8 of the agenda report be noted and (b) resolution (5) made by the Cabinet on 2 October 2018 in minute 592 be therefore rescinded.




That the allocation of £5,225,000 of New Homes Bonus Reserves for this project, inclusive of temporary loss of revenue as referred to in section 8.4 of the agenda report, be approved.




Report author: Mr Peter Legood

Publication date: 10/01/2019

Date of decision: 08/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Cabinet

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