Decision details

Appropriation of the piece of land at New Zealand Way, Rainham RM13 8JT

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Approval to is being sought to commence Appropriation Process of the land bounded by New Zealand Way, Queenstown Gardens and Gisborne Gardens, Rainham RM13 8JT, to Planning Purposes.





  1. Based on the reasons set out in the report before them,  Agreed in principle :

                                       i.          subject to Recommendation 2 below that the land referred to below bounded by New Zealand Way, Queenstown Gardens and Gisborne Gardens, Rainham RM13 8JT, (shown in redline boundary on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the Report) is no longer required to be held for the purposes for which the Council presently holds it and that it should be appropriated to planning purposes with a view to its subsequent development in due course;

                                     ii.          to appropriate the land at New Zealand Way for planning purposes under S122 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972;




  1. Authorised, for the purposes of carrying out Recommendation 1.ii above and in accordance with section 122(2A) Local Government Act 1972, that notices are placed in a local newspaper circulating in the area for two consecutive weeks expressing both an intention to appropriate the land to planning purposes and following the completion of the process, Authorise the Director of Regeneration Programme Delivery following consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration,


                                               i.          to consider any objections to the intended appropriation before it is made

                                              ii.          to consider also the outcome of the Equalities Impact Assessment before the intended appropriation is made.


  1. Given the above, delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration Programme Delivery, following consultation with Lead Member for Regeneration and Head of Legal and Democratic Services to:


                           i.          determine and implement the appropriation;

                          ii.          agree the timing of the implementation and all matters related to appropriation;

                        iii.          undertake all the appropriation processes in respect of the site; and

                        iv.          deal with all matters arising from the decision and to complete appropriation process.  This is to include completion of the statutory processes for the appropriation of the open space and the appropriation for planning purposes in respect of the site, in the event that there are no representations on the above issues.


Report author: Clement Ojediran

Publication date: 13/03/2019

Date of decision: 13/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 13/03/2019 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents: