Option Agreement for Cambridgeshire Southern Police Station

Decision

To seek approval to the signing of an Option Agreement to Purchase Land for the Cambridgeshire Southern Police Station

Decision Summary

In March 2018 the Business Coordination Board (the “Board”) endorsed work to progress proposals to provide a new facility for a Cambridgeshire Southern Police Station. It was agreed that the way forward was to complete a Full Business Case and explore options to purchase land including resolving any planning and design issues as required. The proposed changes were shared with the public.

The February 2019 Cambridge Southern Police Station Project Board meeting considered the emerging Full Business Case which included a site search rationale. This clearly identified a preferred area and highlighted limited site availability within the required location.

Against this background an Option Agreement, which could enable the purchase of land, for the Cambridgeshire Southern Police Station has been agreed. The completion of the Option Agreement provides the ability for due diligence on the land to be progressed.

Work continues to evaluate all other opportunities within the defined location in line with the emerging Full Business Case. This final Full Business Case will be reported to the Board following consideration by the Project Board.