Issue - decisions

Lease of High Hazels Park Former Bowling Green to Yorkshire Dog Training

18/02/2021 - Lease of High Hazels Park Former Bowling Green to Yorkshire Dog Training


The Interim Executive Director, Place submitted a report seeking the approval of Cabinet acting as the Charity Trustee of High Hazels Park (Registered Charity Number 1183830) (“the Charity”) to grant a lease of property to Yorkshire Dog Training.




RESOLVED: That Cabinet acting as the Charity Trustee of High Hazels Park:-


(a) approves the lease of the subject properties to Yorkshire Dog Training based on the terms set out in Appendix 1 of this report;


(b) agrees that the Trustees are satisfied that the proposed terms are the best that can be reasonably obtained in the circumstances based upon consideration of the commercial details in Appendix 1 and the Qualified Surveyor’s Report in Appendix 2;


(c) approves the grant of a charge over the legal title of the Trust in relation to grant funding as set out in the report; and


(d) authorises the Chief Property Officer in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance to negotiate the terms of the lease with the proposed lessee and the Director of Legal and Governance to prepare and complete all the necessary legal documentation in accordance with the agreed terms and in respect of a charge over title.




Reasons for Decision




The proposal to grant a lease to Yorkshire Dog Training will achieve:


     continued provision of dog training sessions in the safe surroundings of the city’s High Hazels Park

     bring a currently disused area of the park back into use

     inclusive for the benefit of new and existing users of the park

     increased community use of the park

     increased presence in the park which may reduce anti social behaviour

     increased income stream for the Trust which can be reinvested in the Park

     enhancement of the quality and attractiveness of the park as a valuable asset for visitors

     occupation for the purposes of the charitable objects of the Trust

     compliance with the provisos contained within the power granted to the Trustee by the Scheme and with the statutory provisions contained within the Act and further with the requirements of the Charity Commission.




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




There is no better option to deliver these services.




Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted








Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration




Appendices 1 and 2 of the report are not for publication by virtue of Regulation 20(2) Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 because, in the opinion of the proper officer, it contains exempt information under Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.




Respective Director Responsible for Implementation




Mick Crofts, Interim Executive Director, Place




Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In




Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee