Devon County Council plans to sell buildings

Devon County Hall
Image caption Devon County Council has about 310 buildings

Devon County Council wants to reduce the amount of space it needs for staff and is proposing selling a number of properties to do so over the next five years.

The council employs about 6,000 staff operating out of about 310 buildings around the county - not including schools and their staff.

It wants to reduce the amount of floorspace it needs by 35%.

Councillors are due to discuss the proposals on Wednesday.

No employees would lose their jobs, but they would have to share desks, as well as work from non-council properties and from home, the authority said.

The number of buildings to be sold was still to be determined, it added.

The council said: "Some buildings will be surplus to requirements and we will look to dispose of these to provide revenue savings."

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