Medway Elects
Pentagon Centre Purchase (Exempt Amendment)

21 February 2019


A report presented to council provided details of the proposal to add the acquisition of the head leases from Chatham LLP of the Pentagon Centre and other included freehold properties and the proposed additional enabling capital works to the capital programme, following cabinet's decisions to approve these acquisitions on 12 February 2019.

The mayor proposed that the press and public be excluded during consideration of any information contained in the exempt appendix to this report, as set out on page 295 of the agenda, on the basis that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information. This was agreed.

The leader of the council, Councillor Jarrett, supported by the deputy leader and portfolio holder for housing and community services, Councillor Doe, proposed the recommendations set out in the report.


Councillor Murray, supported by Councillor Griffiths, proposed an amendment regarding the future of the Pentagon Centre, which following advice from the chief legal officer, required the exclusion of the press and public.

On being put to the vote, the amendment was lost.

Vote Result

Votes by Councillor

For For For 16

The following councillors voted in favour of the amendment:

Against Against Against 31

The following councillors voted against the amendment:

Absent Absent Absent 7

The following councillors were absent from the vote:

To view the list of councillors who voted in favour or against the amendment, those who abstained and those who were absent, click on the appropriate heading.

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