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Meeting of the Executive held on 05/02/2008
Lease of Cricket Ground, Shamley Green

Waverley Borough Council



[Portfolio Holder for Property: Cllr M H W Band]
[Ward Affected: Shamley Green and Cranleigh North]
Note pursuant to Section 100B(5) of the Local Government Act 1972

An annexe to this report contains exempt information by virtue of which the public is likely to be excluded during the item to which the report relates, as specified in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, namely:-

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Summary and purpose:

Authorisation is sought to grant a ten year lease of the land shown outlined on the plan at Annexe 1 to Shamley Green Cricket Club, on terms and conditions as set out in the (Exempt) Annexe to the report.

Environmental implications:

The lease will include a requirement for the club to discuss maintenance of the green with the Countryside Ranger on an annual basis.

Social / community implications:

There are no social/community implications.

E-Government implications:

There are no e-government implications.

Resource and legal implications:

Waverley would obtain a rent from the lease as set out in the (Exempt) Annexe.


1. Cricket has been played on Shamley Green for 166 years. In the last few years, however, there have been problems between a local resident and the present club that plays there. In order to resolve the situation, it is proposed that the club take a ten-year lease of the ground, which would set out its obligations and responsibilities as well as its rights. The terms and conditions of the lease will be based on similar leases of cricket grounds in Waverley and are set out in the (Exempt) Annexe.

2. The grant of a lease of the cricket ground will not affect the land’s commons status or interfere with the public’s right to use the land under the Commons Scheme of Regulation.


It is recommended that Shamley Green Cricket Club be granted a ten-year lease of the land shown outlined on the attached plan, on the terms and conditions set out in the (Exempt) Annexe, other terms and conditions to be negotiated with the Head of Legal and Estates Services.

Background Papers (DoE)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.


Name: Ailsa Rhodes Telephone: 01483 523459