Council completes purchase on key Bexhill site

THE purchase of a key site in Bexhill will help Rother District Council influence its long-term future and benefit from valuable rental income.

The district council recently completed the purchase of the site in Buckhurst Place which has been occupied by Sainsbury’s since it was built in the mid-1970s.

The acquisition was part of a Property Investment Strategy aimed at supporting the council’s objectives to promote economic growth within Rother, as well as contributing to its finances.

Welcoming the purchase, Leader of Rother District Council Cllr Doug Oliver said: “This is an important site in the centre of Bexhill which we will continue to rent to Sainsbury’s on a fully repairing lease.

“Buying this site gives us influence in the future of the area with the valuable option for future regeneration should circumstances allow.”

Published: 20th April 2022