Decision - Beach Hut Licence and Transfer Fee

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Beach Hut Licence and Transfer Fee

Decision Maker: Strategy, Finance & City Regeneration Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




That Committee:


1. Agreed the termination of existing beach hut licences in accordance with their terms and implementation of the proposed new licence (see Appendix 1) to all beach hut owners, including the addition of the transfer fee.


2. Agreed new licence terms which will come into effect from 1 April 2024 as follows:


a) a new transfer fee (details in paragraphs 3.9 to 3.11 of this report);

b) updated termination provisions to limit the “no fault” grounds on which the

council can terminate licences in the future (paragraph 3.12 of this report);

c) provisions to allow for more effective and efficient communication with beach hut owners (paragraph 3.13 of this report).


3. Agreed that owners of any beach huts remaining on council land after 1 April 2024 without a new licence agreement in place be required to remove the beach hut and that officers may take enforcement action if necessary to ensure that any unlicenced areas are vacated.

Report author: Toni Manuel

Publication date: 09/11/2023

Date of decision: 09/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2023 - Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Economic Development Committee

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