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Decision details

Lease of Council Offices (Elmfield)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Alaric Smith, Executive Member for Finance, introduced the report, which requested approval for the lease of the Council’s Elmfield Offices and the Gables, as detailed in the report.


In debate, the Executive highlighted the effective use of Council assets that the proposal would bring, and that the leasing would be of use to local businesses who would look to work more flexibly, as well as being helpful to the Council. The Executive gave particular thanks to the work of the proposed tenant for their commitment to secure a vital lease for their services in the longer term.


Councillor Alaric Smith proposed that the Executive agree to the recommendations as listed on the report. This was seconded by Councillor Duncan Enright, was put to a vote, and was agreed unanimously by the Executive.


The Executive Resolved to:

  1. Approve the letting of Elmfield Offices and The Gables on the terms detailed within the report;
  2. Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Property & Regeneration, in consultation with Executive Member for Finance and the Director of Finance, to agree the final terms of the lease, including the cost of the Landlord’s works.

Report author: Jasmine McWilliams

Publication date: 17/11/2023

Date of decision: 15/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 26/11/2023

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