EXISTING RECOMMENDATION TEXT
2. that the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Office Accommodation
Executive Group, be authorised to take forward further actions in pursuit of the above
recommendations and Project Plan,

3. that further reports be produced for Cabinet and Council on project progress and to
seek formal approval for any disposal of Knowle.

CHANGE TO:
Due to the:
– rapidly escalating costs at a time of financial austerity
– requirement to take out a loan of several million pounds to finance the project
– widespread public concern about the plans
– concern over the accuracy of the predictions concerning energy prices
– high likelihood of local government reorganisation which would probably mean that a new HQ will be redundant

that the Deputy Chief Executive, be authorised to put the office relocation project on hold until the outcomes of local government reform are known.

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The debate will take place at the full council meeting at the Knowle, Sidmouth, on Wednesday 17 December, starting at 6.30pm. Public participation is at the start of the meeting. 

If questions are unrelated to the council agenda, two days notice must now be given to Diana Vernon – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Photograph:  The Knowle and its gardens, which EDDC plans to sell to developers and build new offices – now at Exmouth and Honiton.