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Black Rock - Update report

Decision Maker: Policy & Resources Committee (pre 2015)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Members will be asked to make a decision on whether to retain the legal agreement with Brighton Arena Limited based upon a recent amended scheme or end the agreement.


(1)               That the revised proposals submitted by Brighton Arena Limited “BAL” relating to the Black Rock site (see Appendix 2 “the Site”) be rejected;


(2)               That the Site will be subject to a fresh procurement and re-marketing exercise;


(3)               That  it be agreed the future strategy for the re-marketing of the Site should be worked up in conjunction with the cross party Project Board, including future possible uses on the Site (including an ice rink) being feasibility tested and subject to soft market testing, prior to the council returning to the market;


(4)               That in the interim period, it be agreed that the Site should be marketed forthwith for a temporary use to ensure that the overall appearance of the Site can be improved and the Site can be used productively until the outcome of a full procurement exercise is known;


(5)               That any temporary use of the Site is to be agreed by the Economic Development & Culture Committee, who shall take into account the recommendations of the Project Board when referring any proposed temporary disposal to Policy & Resources Committee;


(6)               That it be noted that in regard to the rejection of BAL’s revised proposals in (1) above, the Development Agreement with BAL would automatically terminate on 31st July 2012.

Report author: Katharine Pearce

Publication date: 12/07/2012

Date of decision: 12/07/2012

Decided at meeting: 12/07/2012 - Policy & Resources Committee (pre 2015)

Effective from: 20/07/2012

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