Decision details

Lease disposal - land adjacent to 19 Dudden Hill Lane and 290 High Road, Willesden

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To agree the disposal on a long lease of 250 years of Open Space land adjacent to 19 Dudden Hill Lane and 290 High Road, Willesden for the development of a community table tennis centre by Greenhouse Charity.

Decision:

(i)         that approval be given to a sale by private treaty with Greenhouse Charity;

(ii)        that officers negotiate and enter into an agreement for a lease on the subject lands, as set out in the plan attached to the report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Growth to enable the construction of a table tennis centre with, if required, residential development;

(iii)       that on satisfactory completion of building works, the council enters into a lease of up to 250 year lease subject to negotiation with Greenhouse Charity in accordance with the terms set out in the confidential Appendix to the report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Growth;

(iv)       that authority be delegated to the Operational Director Property and Projects to agree such terms that are in the best interests of the Council;

(v)        that officers advertise (at the appropriate time) the proposed letting of public open space (as set out in paragraph 5.3 of the report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Growth) under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 and if, in the opinion of the Operational Director Property and Projects, there are significant objections to report back to the Executive for it to consider;

(vi)       that it be noted that the Brent Indian Community Centre (BICC) have enjoyed informal use of an adjacent play area, the Greenhouse proposal will terminate such arrangement and officers will involve BICC in future consultation;

(vii)      that it be noted that due to the emerging Housing Revenue Account Growth Strategy the site has been forwarded to them to appraise, should a feasible option come forward then members will be provided with a verbal update.

Wards Affected: Willesden Green;

Contact: James Young, Commercial Portfolio Manager Email: james.young@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 1398.

Report author: James Young

Publication date: 18/09/2013

Date of decision: 16/09/2013

Decided at meeting: 16/09/2013 - Executive

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