Decision details

Surrender of Lease dated 11th August 1997 to Vodafone Limited of the telecoms mast site on Land at Spectrum Leisure Centre, Parkway, Guildford, Surrey

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Assets and Property

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Vodafone Limited, Vodafone House, The Connection, Newberry, Berkshire, RG14 2FN, the Council’s tenant of the mast site, have requested a surrender of the lease dated 11th August 1997.

Vodafone is to surrender the lease to the Council, and a new ‘code agreement’ relating to the same site is to be simultaneously entered into between the Council and Vodafone (dealt with under a separate DA).

Vodafone have agreed to pay our legal and surveyor’s fees.

If you have any queries, then please contact Fiona Williams who will be happy to provide further information.

Reasons for the decision:

To approve the surrender of the lease to Vodafone in the interests of good estate management, and as advised by our legal team when simultaneously entering into a ‘code agreement’ with Vodafone.

Alternative options considered:

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

Source of Authority to take Decision:

Council’s 15/5/2024 Constitution Part 3, Page 3-63 Para 4(e), Executive Head: Assets and Property in relation to the Council’s land and premises leased or licensed to others and in consultation with the appropriate lead councillor and relevant Joint Director:

To approve proposals for assignment, sub-letting or surrender of leases and for change of use

Publication date: 29/05/2024

Date of decision: 28/05/2024