Decision details

Surrender of Lease - Land at Stokesley, North Yorkshire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision:


This report sought approval to seek to surrender the lease between Stokesley Town Council and Hambleton District Council, to provide a grant to Stokesley Town Council to carry out remedial works to the cobbled area which was the subject of the lease and to revoke the relevant Hambleton District Council Off-Street Parking Places Order which, likewise, covered the area which was the subject of the lease.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that this decision supported the Council’s priority of providing a special place to live as it would enhance the environment in Stokesley through the refurbishment of the relevant land which was within the town centre.




That Cabinet approves that:-


(1)     delegated authority be given to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader, to negotiate a Deed of Surrender of the lease dated 3 March 1999 and made between Stokesley Town Council and Hambleton District Council in respect of the land edged red on the plan attached at Annex 1 of the report, on such terms as he considers appropriate;


(2)     on completion of the Deed of Surrender to provide to the Town Council the sum of  £93,500.00 for the remedial works required on the relevant land, together with the allocation of a further sum of £17,444.00 in respect of a contingency fee, which is only to be paid by the Chief Executive in respect of any qualifying expenditure; and


(3)     delegated authority be given to the Director of Law and Governance to carry out the required consultation on the draft revocation proposals for the Hambleton District Council (Stokesley) (Off-Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2013 and to report back to Cabinet following completion of the statutory process.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;

Wards Affected: Stokesley Ward;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Justin Ives, Chief Executive Email:

Report author: Gary Nelson

Publication date: 06/09/2018

Date of decision: 04/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/09/2018

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