NEWPORT’S historic Guildhall and the Blackgang Viewpoint car park, which provides the classic view towards the white chalk cliffs of the West Wight, could be sold off.
They appear on a proposed list of around 80 Isle of Wight Council buildings or public open spaces which could potentially be disposed of between now and 2015.
The list, which is published each year, is extensive but includes libraries, youth centres, community buildings, car parks, cottages, tourist information centres and schools.
The Guildhall is the latest inclusion and while no decisions have been taken, it could be sold on the open market, possibly with conditions.
Earlier this year, the John Nash-designed Guildhall was the subject of a row after Newport Parish Council was told its proposal to seek funding to spruce up the building was too late and did not meet IW Council criteria.
Other recent additions include the former council depot in Victoria Crescent, Ryde, and Puckpool Park Cottages, which could be refurbished.
Meanwhile, the future development potential of the Pier Road car park in Seaview and land at Dodnor Industrial Estate, Newport, could be investigated.
John Metcalfe, deputy director for the economy, tourism and leisure, said just because a property appeared on the list, it did not necessarily mean it would be sold.
If and when a decision is taken to dispose of a property, he said a further report would be produced before the disposal and to confirm the terms.
He said the council had not yet made a decision to dispose of the Blackgang viewpoint car park. "Should members agree to consider its disposal, the intention would be it is conditional on the car park remaining free to the public as well as seeing new tourism facilities provided in the area," he said.
Greenmount Primary School, Ryde, deemed surplus to requirements following the schools reorganisation, is to be sold by the council, with planning permission for residential use.
The council’s preferred bidder has offered either £400,000 or £450,000, depending on how many parking spaces are approved by the planning committee.
If planning permission is refused, the sale will not go through.