Decision details


Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered a report which set out recommendations to ensure that the Council maintains a consistent and compliant approach in its governance and decision making processes when dealing with Asset Transfer Requests (ATR) in terms of Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.




The Council agree:



that where the Asset Transfer Group (ATG) recommend that an ATR should be approved, the authority to approve together with the form and conditions of such approval are delegated to the Executive Director of Customer Services in consultation with the Executive Director of the relevant holding service.



that where the ATG recommend that an ATR be refused, the decision on that ATR be determined by a standing sub-committee of the Policy and Resources Committee (which shall meet from time to time as required) comprising 6 members to be chaired by the Vice Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee and Councillors Colville, McCuish and Scoullar with the two Opposition Members to be notified to the Executive Director of Customer Services.



that any subsequent review of a decision in respect of an ATR be carried out by Members of the Policy and Resources Committee, excepting those on the standing sub-committee who make the decision in regard to the initial Asset Transfer Request.



that the Policy and Resources Committee will receive, on a regular basis, a report on all applications and decisions in respect of the ATR process.


Moved by Councillor A Morton, seconded by Councillor Mulvaney.




Agree to the recommendations in the report with the addition of a sentence to recommendation 3.3 to require the meeting of the committee to take place in a venue within the community, if so requested by the applicants.


Moved by Councillor Trail, seconded by Councillor Taylor.




On a show of hands vote, the Amendment received 11 votes and the Motion received 17 votes and the Council resolved accordingly.


(Ref: Report by the Executive Director of Customer Services dated 28 September 2017, submitted)

Publication date: 02/10/2017

Date of decision: 28/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2017 - Argyll and Bute Council

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