Decision details

Disposal of the General Fund building known as East Horsley Bowls Club, to the Council’s Housing Revenue Account (HRA)

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the transfer of the land and buildings known as East Horsley Bowls Club, St Martins Close, East Horsley, KT24 6SU to the Council Housing Revenue Account (HRA), following the tenants surrendering their lease and the property being declared surplus.

The property was originally residential housing before being converted to a community building. It is to be sold to the HRA, by way of internal transfer, for the purposes of being returned to residential use.

The bowls green will be retained and landscaped for the benefit of local residents.

The building has been independently valued at £340,000

In accordance with the Council’s General Disposal Consent powers, this transaction provides the ‘best consideration reasonably obtainable’.

If you have any queries, then please contact Damien Cannell who will be happy to provide further information.  This issue was first published on the Forward Plan: Issue details - Transfer of General Fund Property to the Housing Revenue Account - Guildford Borough Council

Reasons for the decision:

Sale to the Housing Revenue Account (HRA)

Alternative options considered:

The Property was considered for Community use however the Council’s Community Services Team have confirmed that there is no requirement for community use locally. The building also sits within a sheltered accommodation setting and is therefore most suited to a return to residential accommodation.

Publication date: 01/09/2022

Date of decision: 19/09/2022

Effective from: 09/09/2022