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Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document

Meeting of the Executive held on 25/05/2004
Tennis Courts, Broadwater Park



Summary & Purpose
Godalming Lawn Tennis Club would like to improve the tennis courts at Broadwater Park by resurfacing three of the five courts they hold on lease from Waverley and by replacing the fencing around all leased courts. In order to justify the level of expenditure that this would involve, they require assurances that their existing lease, due to expire in 2008, will be renewed. They have therefore requested that the present lease is surrendered and a new lease entered into.

Quality of Life Implications
Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe Communities
Local Economy
Natural
Resource Use
Pollution
Prevention and Control
Biodiversity
and Nature
Local
Environment
Social
Inclusion
Safe, Healthy
and Active
Communities
Local
Economy
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Positive
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Positive
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The proposed works of resurfacing some of the courts and renewing the fencing will improve the appearance and security of the courts and the safety of the general public using Broadwater Park. They will also help to ensure that the courts will continue to be well used in the future.

E-Government implications:

There are no e-government implications to this report.


Resource and legal implications:

The present leases of the court bring in an annual rent which was renewed in 2001. Officer time will be required to complete the surrender and renewal of the lease.
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Background

1. Godalming Lawn Tennis Club leases five courts on two leases from Waverley as shown hatched on the plan at Annexe 1. They both expire on 31st August 2008. The Club wishes to resurface three of the courts and renew the fencing for all five courts. The expense of such investment could not be justified on the basis of a lease that expires in four years and the club would therefore require an extension to its existing term.

2. Given the improvements that the club is making to the Council’s assets, it is considered reasonable to arrange a surrender of the existing lease and a grant of a new lease of 25 years. The lease would be for all five courts on terms and conditions set out in (Exempt) Annexe 2.

Recommendation

It is recommended that Godalming Lawn Tennis Club be granted a further lease of 25 years, to commence on the surrender of its present lease, the terms and conditions to be agreed by the Property and Development Manager.

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Background Papers (DoP&D)

Letter from Mr P Fergussion of 10.03.2003
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CONTACT OFFICER:

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




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