Decision details

Biddulph Youth Centre - Proposed Lease (exemption paragraph 3)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Sub-Committee had previously approved a 15 years’ extension of the lease up to 2035, held by Biddulph Youth and Community Zone Limited for Biddulph Youth Centre however the lessees were now seeking a replacement 30 years’ lease in order to meet the eligibility criteria for funding from national organisations.  Proposed Terms for an extended Lease were submitted together with supporting information from the Lessees which was recommended as  justification for relaxing the ‘best consideration’ requirements under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972.


As the Local Member, Mr Flunder attended the meeting and spoke in support of the request, highlighting that the Lessees were an established organisation within the community providing valuable support to all age groups.  He further called for investigations into the feasibility of ownership of the Centre transferring to the Lessees in the longer term.


RESOLVED – That approval be given to the extension of the existing lease of Biddulph Community Centre to Biddulph Youth and Community Zone Limited for a period of 30 years, on the terms now indicated, following the expiration of the current lease on 31 March 2020.


Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 05/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2020 - Property Sub-Committee

Effective from: 11/02/2020

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