Meeting documents

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Proposed Conversion


The report before Cabinet outlined proposals for funding to convert Grange Farm complex into a business centre which could potentially be let to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). 


The following decisions and recommendation was made as Grange Farm had been previously let to a horticultural company .  The main horticultural production facility (poly tunnels), had been re-let but the farmhouse which is a listed building and adjoining barn/granary buildings remained vacant. They did though have potential for re-use by SMEs as ‘rural workspace’, presenting an investment opportunity that required funding.



RESOLVED: That (i) Grange Farm be converted into a business centre; and


(ii)    the sum referred to in paragraph 5 of the report be released.

Recommended:  That an addition be made to the Major Projects Programme 2014/15 of the sum referred to in paragraph 1 of the report to fund the conversion of Grange Farm into a Business Centre.




Report author: Charles Brocklehurst

Publication date: 20/11/2014

Date of decision: 17/11/2014

Decided at meeting: 17/11/2014 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents:

  • Grange Farm
  • Appendix A