Decision details

The Charter Centre, Bexhill

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the subletting of the asset held by the County Council on a leasehold basis


23.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer together with the written comments in support of the recommendations from Councillor Ensor, the Local Member. .




23.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) agree the implementation of a new 20 year lease to replace the existing agreement Tenancy at Will and any associated legal documentation associated with enabling this rental; and


(2) agree to delegate authority to the chief Operating Officer to approve the details of the new lease (sub-lease) and associated Deed of Variation subject to the appropriate due diligence.  




23.3     The Deed of Variation will allow the use clause in the lease between Optivo and the Council to be widened.  This will allow the Council to sub-let to Sussex Community Development Association and ensure that SCDA can continue to occupy the Centre. 

Report author: Kevin Foster

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 10/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/12/2019 - Lead Member for Resources

Effective from: 18/12/2019

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