Decision details

Asset Management Transfers

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The subject of the decision:


Further to Council approving the policy for managing community asset transfer requests between now and the intended implementation date of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) on 1 April 2023, this report sought approval for the transfer of Topcliffe Playing Field to Topcliffe Parish Council.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that approving the transfer of Topcliffe Playing Field would give the Parish Council (and the local community) greater control and responsibility over the day to day management of the playing field and would also alleviate any requirement for District Council involvement as landowner.


The decision:


That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that:-


(1)     Subject to recommendation 3 below, Topcliffe Playing Field is transferred into the ownership of Topcliffe Parish Council as set out in paragraph 1.2 and 1.3 of the report for nil consideration with appropriate restrictions on future use including any restrictions and covenants imposed by the Council’s predecessors;


(2)     the intention to dispose of the land is advertised as described in 5.3 of the report; and


(3)     subject to the Director of Leisure and Communities satisfactorily resolving any issues arising from the advertisement and satisfying himself that the disposal is subsidy control compliant, that the Director has delegated authority to transfer the land identified within the report.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: All Wards;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Steven Lister, Director of Leisure and Communities Email:

Report author: Steven Lister

Publication date: 13/01/2022

Date of decision: 11/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2022 - Cabinet

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