Consultation on Disposal of Open Space at Rowntree Park Lodge and Update of Financial Business Case
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of report: Consideration of the Objections Raised for the
Proposed Loss of Public Open Space at Rowntree Lodge, Rowntree Park in respect of the proposal to convert
the upper two floors of the Lodge into holiday let accommodation.
The report will also update the financial business case for the
The report will ask Members to consider the objections raised and the revised business case and seek members’ approval to continue with the proposal previously endorsed by Executive to convert the upper two floors into holiday let accommodation.
Resolved: (i) That the objections raised to the proposal be noted.
(ii) That approval be given to continue with the proposal previously endorsed by the Executive in January 2018 to convert the upper two floors into holiday let accommodation.
Reason: To support Rowntree Park and its stakeholders in developing the facilities on a long term sustainable basis.
(iii) That it be noted that all net revenue generated will be ring-fenced for the benefit of Rowntree Park, as per the Executive decision in January 2018, and that the public will have an input in setting priorities for the use of the fund, which is projected to deliver £380k over the next 15 years.
(iv) That it be noted that the Explore Reading cafe will be closed for a period of 12 weeks during the development works.
Report author: Nick Collins
Publication date: 15/02/2019
Date of decision: 14/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 14/02/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 19/02/2019