Decision details

Keynsham Land Acquisition

Decision Maker: Director Finance - Section 151 Officer

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To authorise land acquisition in Keynsham that would facilitate the early delivery of adopted transport policy, as set out in the Joint Local Transport Plan 4, that is required to address existing congestion issues and likely to be required before new homes could come forward.


In accordance with the delegation of approvals set out in the Cabinet Decision E3271, the Director of Partnerships and Corporate Services in consultation with the S151 Officer, will enter the Land Acquisition Fund grant agreement with WECA to acquire the land, add to the 2020/21 Capital Programme as a new approved item for Keynsham Land Acquisition to the value of grant agreed and enter the Contract for Sale with the vendor.

Alternative options considered:

The Council has considered the other options available;

Do Nothing -The Council leaves it to the market to bring the land and associated infrastructure forward once viable to do so. This could stall development, or bring forward in a piecemeal manner not in accordance with emerging or adopted

Publication date: 02/03/2021

Date of decision: 02/03/2021