Decision details

Assignment of the lease to Ms Ruth Margaret Godfrey of Garage on Land Adjacent to St Nicolas Church of England First School,

Decision Maker: Head of Asset Management (Climate Change Lead)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council’s tenant (Susan Elizabeth Thomas) of the above property has requested that they be given licence to allow the assignment of use of the property.

The garage has historically been used in conjunction with the property known as 51 The Mount. Susan Thomas has sold the property and wishes to assign the lease (75 Years at £257.00pa with RPI increases every 5 years) to the new owner Ms Ruth Margaret Godfrey.

In accordance with the Council’s General Disposal Consent powers, the proposed assignment provides the ‘best consideration reasonably obtainable’ where at the time of assignment the remaining term exceeds seven (7) years.

The Council cannot unreasonably withhold or delay consent for such assignment.

If you have any queries, then please contact Damien Cannell who will be happy to provide further information

Reasons for the decision:

Assignment of lease

Alternative options considered:

The decision meets the statutory / policy requirements for the Council and there were no alternative options available

Publication date: 15/06/2022

Date of decision: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 23/06/2022