Decision details

Burneston Public Open Space – Change of Use

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 consideration of approving a request from Burneston, Swainby with Allerthorpe and Theakston Parish Council (the “Parish Council”) to convert 0.22 hectares of public open space land for use as allotments.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that the proposal to convert 0.22 hectares of public open space land for use as allotments supported the Council’s priorities of Enhancing Health and Wellbeing and Providing a Special Place to Live.


The decision:


That Cabinet:-


(1)     approves in principle to the land being appropriated for use as allotments as shown shaded in pink on the plan at Appendix 1 of the report on the basis that the parcel of land is no longer required as public open space;


(2)     agrees that the intention to appropriate part of the public open space land is advertised as described in paragraph 5.4 of this report;


(3)     agrees that the Council enter into a Deed of Variation of the lease with the Parish Council in accordance with paragraph 5.3 of this report; and


(4)     delegates authority to the Director of Leisure and Communities to satisfactorily resolve any issues arising from the advertisement(s), to grant consent to the Parish Council to use the land for allotment purposes and to appropriate the land for such use, subject to suitable conditions being agreed by the Parish Council in accordance with paragraphs 5.5 and 5.6 of this report.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;

Wards Affected: Bedale Ward;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Lisa Wilson, Communites Manager Email:

Report author: Lisa Wilson

Publication date: 08/06/2022

Date of decision: 07/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 07/06/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/06/2022

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