Agenda and decisions

Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Finance - Friday, 22 September 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Room 3 - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. View directions

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Declarations of Interest




Questions from County Councillors

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am two working days before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet Member’s delegated powers.


The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.


Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.





Petitions and Public Address

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Former playing fields at Northfield Hostel pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2023/265

Contact: Lawrence Tosh, Senior Property Officer,


Report by Executive Director: People, Transformation & Performance


The information in this case is exempt in that it falls within the following prescribed categories:


3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


and since it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, in that a negotiation is ongoing and would prejudice the position of the authority in the process of that negotiation and the Council’s standing generally in relation to such matters in future, to the detriment of the Council’s ability properly to discharge its fiduciary and other duties as a public authority.


Annex 1 containing exempt information under the above paragraph is attached.


The Cabinet Member is RECOMMENDED to approve the freehold sale of land comprising the former playing field at Northfield Hostel for social housing to a named purchaser in consideration of OCC receiving a capital receipt.


Additional documents:


Recommendations approved.