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Meeting of the Executive held on 01/04/2003
LEASE OF LAND AND BUILDING - CANON BOWRING RECREATION GROUND, LOWER MANOR ROAD, FARNCOMBE



This report seeks authorisation for the grant of a 10 year lease on the above premises as shown outlined on the plan annexed. It does not contain any “Opportunities for All”, Human Rights, Community Safety or Environmental implications. The lease will provide Waverley with an annual payment (see under Resource Implications in body of report).
APPENDIX S

WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE - 1ST APRIL 2003

Title:
LEASE OF LAND AND BUILDING - CANON BOWRING RECREATION
GROUND, LOWER MANOR ROAD, FARNCOMBE
[Ward Affected: Godalming
North East and South West]

Note pursuant to Section 100B(5) of the Local Government Act 1972

The 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 9 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 viz:-

Any terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the authority in the course of negotiations for a contract for the acquisition or disposal of property or the supply of goods or services.

Summary and Purpose

This report seeks authorisation for the grant of a 10 year lease on the above premises as shown outlined on the plan annexed. It does not contain any “Opportunities for All”, Human Rights, Community Safety or Environmental implications. The lease will provide Waverley with an annual payment (see under Resource Implications in body of report).

Introduction and Background

1. At the entrance to the Canon Bowring Recreation Ground there is a brick built shed that has been empty for a number of years. The occupier of the adjoining property, which is a fish and chip shop, has had a three year lease of the shed and surrounding land for the purposes of providing extra storage for the shop. During the period of this lease there have been no complaints from the public over its use and the lessee has ensured that the shed has remained secure from vandalism.

2. The lessee has requested that the renewal of the lease should be for a longer period, of between seven and ten years in order to ensure the stability of her business. There are no objections by the managing department to this extension. However, it may be necessary to advertise the proposed lease under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 as the land comprises open space.

Resource/Environmental Implications

3. As the leased area has been fenced off for three years without comment by the general public, there are no environmental implications.

4. The lease will ensure that the receipt of rent will be secure for longer.

Recommendation

It is recommended that, subject to any substantive objections that may be received from members of the public (in response to any advertisement under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972) a lease of between seven and ten years of the land shown outlined on the plan annexed be granted to the occupiers of the adjacent premises on terms as set out in the (Exempt) Annexe, other terms and conditions to be negotiated by the Property and Development Manager.

Background Papers (DoP&D)

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

CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Ailsa Rhodes Telephone: 01483 523459
E-mail: arhodes@waverley.gov.uk

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