Local democracy during coronavirus

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates for more information on meetings and decisions.

Issue - meetings

Proposed lease of Library Lawn

Meeting: 22/10/2020 - Executive (Item 51)

51 Proposed Lease of Library Lawn to Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual Limited pdf icon PDF 486 KB

The Interim Director of Place and the Assistant Director of Communities and Culture to present a report which invites Executive to consider the results of public consultation on the above proposal and decide whether to confirm their previous decision to grant the lease.

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to grant a lease of Library Lawn and the St Leonards Hospital Ruins (Store) to Explore York and Archives Mutual Limited (Explore) until 31 March 2034, under the terms set out in the report to Executive on 23 July 2020, to enable Explore to deliver cultural activities.

 

Reason:     To allow Explore to use the space in connection with the operation of York Explore library and to sub-lease to third parties in order to generate income.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director of Communities & Culture presented a report which invited Executive to consider the results of public consultation on the above proposal following their in-principle decision on 23 July 2020 to grant the lease.

 

A Section 123 Open Space notice had been published in the York Press in August, with a deadline of 10 September for responses. One comment had been received, objecting to a mini golf course on the site.  Feedback from further public consultation, including two Zoom events attended by 30 people, had been constructive.  Details were set out in paragraphs 7-10 of the report.

 

Members were invited to approve the granting of the lease to Explore in accordance with their decision in July, or to refuse it in the light of the response to the Section 123 notice.

 

Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to grant a lease of Library Lawn and the St Leonards Hospital Ruins (Store) to Explore York and Archives Mutual Limited (Explore) until 31 March 2034, under the terms set out in the report to Executive on 23 July 2020, to enable Explore to deliver cultural activities.

 

Reason:     To allow Explore to use the space in connection with the operation of York Explore library and to sub-lease to third parties in order to generate income.


 

Feedback
Back to the top of the page