Issue - meetings

P&C Lease Proposal Blackwater Leisure Centre

Meeting: 15/01/2019 - Community Services Committee (Item 748)

Lease Proposal, Blackwater Leisure Centre

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed).


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The Committee considered the report of the Director of Service Delivery, together with the comments from the applicant, regarding a request to site a nursery building at the Blackwater Leisure Centre and enable a proposal to lease a part of the Blackwater Leisure Centre site.


The Director of Service Delivery gave the Committee an overview of the report content and the Leisure & Community Development Manager presented the detail of the report.


Councillor A S Fluker declared in the interest of openness and transparency on this item as he knew the applicant.


A lengthy debate ensued during which further clarification was provided by

Officers in respect of the detail surrounding the use of the land. There was discussion on both the merits and demerits of the proposal. However, it was agreed that this was not sustainable given the long-term implications for the Council of any development in this area.


Councillor A S Fluker proposed that the request be refused as the site was not a sustainable solution. This was duly seconded by Councillor Miss M R Lewis.


The Chairman put the proposal to the Committee and this was carried.


RESOLVED that the Community Services Committee does not agree the use of the  land at Blackwater Leisure Centre as a site for a nursery as it was not a sustainable solution.