Decision details

Grant of licences for amenity land adjacent to Beechcroft Drive

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To enter into a 125-year license agreement on a peppercorn basis with the freeholders of residential property on Beechcroft Drive to allow access over Council land, together with the inclusion of a termination clause.



1.   Authorised the Strategic Services Director, in consultation with the lead Councillor for Resources, to negotiate and enter into all property documentation required to grant licence agreements with the freeholders of Beechcroft Drive for less than best consideration.

2.   Approved the allocation of £11,000 revenue to cover the Council’s legal costs associated with the drafting and execution of the licences relating to Beechcroft Drive.


This recommendation would provide the residents of Beechcroft Drive with an alternative access route to avoid having to enter/exit the residential street via the A3, as well as formalising the arrangement which relates to the Council’s own land ownership.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

Options 1 and 2.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: Abi Lewis

Publication date: 25/02/2022

Date of decision: 24/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 24/02/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 05/03/2022

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