Council land and property

The Vale is a major land and property owner in the district. Our portfolio ranges from offices, shops and other tenanted property, including a shopping centre, through to leisure centres, community centres, and areas of open space. The council uses its property for a variety of purposes, including enabling economic growth, supporting communities and commercial property to generate income.  The overall strategy for the estate is managed by the Estates Team, with some day to day responsibility for operational property devolved to service teams.

The estates team - what we do

  • Keep a comprehensive and up to date record of all council land holdings
  • Manage all the council’s commercial property and negotiate all agreements and leases including rent reviews
  • Keep the council’s property portfolio under review and seek opportunities for income generation or cost savings in respect of under-performing assets
  • Negotiate the acquisition and disposal of all council interests in land and buildings and settle any property-related compensation claims
  • Inspect council land and property and seek to prevent or deal with unauthorised access, encroachments and uses of council land
  • Deal with routine and planned maintenance of the council's buildings 
  • Ensure that council occupied buildings are suitable for individual service provision and ‘fit for purpose’, as well as ensuring they are maintained to current Health and Safety standards

Last reviewed: 02 - 08 - 2016

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