Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project ... District Council puts Knowle on the market
The decision to move from Knowle was made by the cabinet on 17th July 2013 (and the full council on 25th July 2013) ... if not well before:
This was reiterated in February earlier this year:
... the councillors and officers at the media briefing stressed that the decision to relocate has been made. In other words, the decision to relocate has been implemented and the relocation process will go ahead without delay.
EDDC relocation to go ahead without delay - View from Sidmouth
Looking ahead, the agenda for the full council meeting of the District Council for December is not yet available to the public:
East Devon District Council - Council Agendas and Minutes
However, it is understood from independent Cllr Claire Wright that there will be an important vote at that meeting:
Decision on EDDC office relocation likely to take place a few days before Christmas
Monday, 01 September 2014 1 Comment by Claire
A decision on selling the Knowle and at what price, as well as a formal decision on buying land at Skypark, is set to be made at December’s full council meeting, after the matter has been brought before the conservative cabinet, possibly in the same month.
The December full council meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 17 December, just a few days before Christmas.
I don’t think it is fair that such a major decision is being made so close to Christmas, when officers, councillors and residents will be distracted by preparations. I have asked whether consideration can be given to delaying the meeting to early January, when everyone is more able to focus on the task in hand.
Decision on EDDC office relocation likely to take place a few days before Christmas - Claire Wright
See also, from 27th July 2012:
EDDC relocation cost could spiral to £7 million - Claire Wright
See also, from recent media:
East Devon Council’s ‘unfit’ HQ in Sidmouth up for sale | Exeter Express and Echo
East Devon Council headquarters go on sale | Western Morning News