Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: waiting for the tribunal process to be 'completed'
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: "The main thing is process."
Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: 'key documents' are published - but outstanding reports still yet ‘to be published in line with tribunal directions’
However, several of these reports were already in the public domain - although several links are now broken since the District Council's new website went live. For example:
In the “Report to the Executive Board” dated 14th July 2010, it is
“Summary: As part of the Council's strategic asset management
agenda, in 2008 Alder King Property Consultants were requested to
undertake a review of the Council's offices at the Knowle. The
brief included the requirement to consider the market value of the
existing Knowle site and an evaluation of alternative options.
Initial findings found the cost of relocation to be prohibitive."
Full access to the Alder King "Review of the Council's offices at the Knowle" - a Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council - WhatDoTheyKnow
This is the Herald's take on the documents - the first of which repeats the observations referred to above - namely, that building new offices was 'considerably beyond' the budget of the District Council:
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