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There were no declarations of interest.
To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Charitable Trustee Committee held on 19th January 2016.
DECIDED – That the minutes of the meeting of the Charitable Trustee Committee held on 19th January 2016 be approved as a correct record.
The Committee considered a report of the Assistant Director, Legal Governance and Workforce which apprised Members of the independent legal advice provided by Mark Halliwell, Barrister at Law and the responses received from the Charity Commission to enquiries raised.
The Committee was advised that the plots had been incorrectly described in paragraph 3.3 of the submitted report and that plot 30 in the Mr Mark Halliwell’s advice note should have been referred to as plot C and that plots 23 and 24 should have been referred to as Plot E,
The Committee was advised of the requirements that the Charities Act 2011 placed upon them with regard to the disposal of charity land.
In discussion the Committee requested that the Head of Property Services be authorised to explore the appropriateness of requesting compensation from the Council in respect of Plot C (the land currently used as a bus terminus) as detailed in paragraph 3.6 of the submitted report.
DECIDED – that (1) the independent legal opinion provided by Mark Halliwell be noted;
(2) the responses received from the Charity Commission be noted.
(3) the Head of Property Services be authorised to explore the appropriateness of requesting compensation from the Council in respect of Plots C, D and E.