Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cygnus Academies Trust occupy the majority of the property known as Westgate Primary School, Dartford, under the terms of a 125-year lease granted in 2016, when the School converted to an Academy. Part of the Primary School building has been occupied for over ten years by the adjoining Dartford Science and Technology College, which obtained Trust status in 2014. The College Trust need to be granted a lease of the accommodation occupied, having regard to their change of status.
Options (other options considered but discarded):
This Decision ensures that the County Council’s granting of the lease accords with the 2007 Regulations and regularises the College’s occupation of the County Council’s retained accommodation within the Primary School.
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Corporate and Traded Services to agree to grant a 99 year lease to Dartford Science and Technology College Trust to regularise their occupation of the County Council’s retained accommodation at Westgate Primary School, Dartford, having regard to change in status of the College and to delegate authority to the Director of Infrastructure to finalise and enter into any necessary legal agreements.
This is a lease of 99 years and therefore falls outside of the Delegated Powers set out in KCC’s Property Management Protocol.
Publication date: 29/09/2020
Date of decision: 29/09/2020
Effective from: 07/10/2020