Decision details

Neptune Development Phase 2 - New Brighton

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Law, HR and Asset Management sought the approval of the Cabinet to grant Landlord’s consent for part of the Phase 2 Development at New Brighton to be amended from the original Health and Fitness Suite and outdoor Lido to a facility that provided a play centre with outdoor wet play area/splash park.


The amendments were consistent with the Corporate goals to market Wirral as a world class location for business and visitors.


The decision would have no impact on revenue budgets and was not a Statutory duty.


Since the report had been written the Head of Asset Management reported that Neptune Developments Ltd had received an approach from a health and fitness operator and this was currently being examined. He also circulated a copy of a letter which had been received from Wilkie Leisure Group Ltd. objecting to the proposed play centre facility.


The Leader of the Council, whilst welcoming the comments from Wilkie Leisure Group Ltd. and the need to be mindful of existing businesses, suggested that along with the creation of additional jobs the new play centre would lead to an increase in footfall of visitors to New Brighton benefiting all businesses, both new and existing.  


Resolved -


(1)  That the Council agrees to amend the lease to Neptune Developments Ltd by granting Landlord’s consent to the revised scheme for Phase 2 of the New Brighton Development, as described in the report subject to further investigation of the recent health and fitness operator’s proposal.


(2)  That the Council approves the necessary amendments to the Development Agreement with Neptune Developments Ltd to reflect the revised scheme for Phase 2, as described in the report.


(3)  That the Director of Law, HR and Asset Management be authorised to complete the necessary legal documentation to give effect to the amendments.

Publication date: 28/09/2011

Date of decision: 22/09/2011

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/10/2011

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