Decision details

Transfer of land - non-strategic open spaces to Parish and Town Councils

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the grant of new long-term leases to transfer selected open spaces to Parish and Town Council management and maintenance.

To approve the re-grant of existing leases to create consistency of lease terms and durations for Parish and Town Councils.

Decision:

RESOLVED that

 

I.      the Assistant Director: Property be authorised to grant the leases of the open spaces in Table 1 in the Director: Delivery’s report, to the relevant Parish / Town Council. (Subject to individual agreements).

 

II.    the Assistant Director: Property be authorised to accept surrenders and re-grant the existing leases of Table 2 in the Director: Delivery’s report, to the relevant Parish / Town Council.

 

III.   the Assistant Director: Property be authorised to grant leases of the two public conveniences in table 3 in the Director: Delivery’s report, to the relevant Parish / Town Council.

Reasons for the decision:

1.    The transfer of land sales is beyond the constitution scheme of the delegation and require the authority of the Executive.

 

2.    To transfer sites which have no strategic value to the authority.

 

3.    To extend the duration of existing leases.

 

4.    To save future maintenance and running costs on public conveniences.

Alternative options considered:

To not transfer the properties.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

Councillors Turrell, Brunel-Walker and Heydon declared an Affected Interest in item 7 on the agenda as they were Bracknell Town Councillors.

 

Councillor Mrs Hayes MBE declared an Affected Interest in item 7 on the agenda as she was a Winkfield Parish Councillor.

 

Councillor Barnard declared an Affected Interest in item 7 on the agenda as he was a Warfield Parish Councillor.

 

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Limited financial impact.

Declarations: Councillors Turrell, Brunel-Walker and Heydon declared an Affected Interest in item 7 on the agenda as they were Bracknell Town Councillors. Councillor Mrs Hayes MBE declared an Affected Interest in item 7 on the agenda as she was a Winkfield Parish Councillor. Councillor Barnard declared an Affected Interest in item 7 on the agenda as he was a Warfield Parish Councillor.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration and Executive Director: Delivery.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation process has been ongoing with town and parish councils

Consultees

Parish and town councils

Contact: Steve Booth, Head of Property Email: steve.booth@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 352479, Stephen Chown, Head of Parks & Countryside Email: stephen.chown@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351226.

Report author: Steve Booth

Publication date: 22/10/2019

Date of decision: 22/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 22/10/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 30/10/2019

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