Issue details

Wansdyke Business Centre, Midsomer Norton (WL)

The paper is seeking approval to close the Wansdyke Business Centre in Midsomer Norton. Following professional advice if the Centre is to remain in operation significant investment would be required from the Council to upgrade the building and adopt an operational business/serviced office support model that is financially sustainable for the long term.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/02/2023

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 2 Contains information relating to the financial or businss affairs of a particular person.

Decision due: 3 Apr 2023 by Corporate Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel

Lead director: Director of Regeneration & Housing

Contact: Claire Lynch, Business and Skills Manager Email:, Simon Martin, Director of Capital & Housing Delivery Email: Tel: 01225 477407.

EFP Reference: E3452

Call-In Information: For consideration at Corporate PDS Panel on Monday 3rd April 2023 at 4pm. Reasons for call-in: (1) There has been no opportunity for elected members to scrutinise the proposal. Officers actions have never been scrutinised and the Cabinet Member appears to have been guided to a decision without considering the impacts to the economy, business opportunities and the negative impact to the climate emergency objectives. (2) No scrutiny of the financial implications to both the council and the community have been established. A fuller understanding of the justifications reached in this decision is needed as it is believed they do not meet the council's stated aims, especially towards Economic Development, Regeneration and Growth and are detrimental to the Climate Emergency. The Corporate PDS Panel decided to dismiss the call-in.

Agenda items