Decision details

Museum Gardens Public Toilets

Decision Maker: Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Decision status: Awaiting Implementation

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Members are asked to approve a leasehold disposal of the public toilet block and Lendal Tower store building to a Helmsley Group company to build a restaurant on the site. The scheme has been granted planning permission.


RESOLVED: (i)         That, subject to obtaining the Charity Commission’s consent to the transaction, Option A be approved and the Property be leased to The Lendal Tower Venture based on the Heads of Terms Development Agreement included in Annex 2 to the report.


REASON:      To improve a publicly accessible space.


                        (ii)        That the consideration sum be applied to the benefit of the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens Charity.


REASON:      To comply with the Council’s obligations as custodian trustee.


                        (iii)       That, if necessary, at the next Full Council meeting a sub-committee be constituted as the Yorkshire Museum Gardens Committee, in accordance with the 1960 Charitable Scheme (pending the final agreement of the new replacement Scheme), in order to remove from the endowment the property required to build the proposed restaurant, in compliance with the Charities Act 2006.


REASON:      To comply with the Charities Act 2006 and to make a proper application to the Charity Commission for consent to dispose of the property.

Publication date: 10/09/2008

Date of decision: 09/09/2008

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2008 - Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Effective from: 12/09/2008

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