Decision details

Hillcroft, Rocky Lane, Heswall

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Director of Law, HR and Asset Management reported that Hillcroft, Rocky Lane, Heswall had been declared surplus to the Council’s requirements and terms had previously been agreed for its disposal to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB).  The Director sought approval to the replacement of the existing lease to the CAB of the ground floor of Hillcroft, Rocky Lane, Heswall, for a new longer lease for the whole property.


The transfer was in support of the Council’s goal to reduce its running costs by improving the efficiency and value for money of its services, whilst reducing bureaucracy.


The Cabinet noted that there would be a saving in the Council’s budget as a consequence of this transfer and that the transfer was not a statutory duty.




That the CAB be granted a new lease for Hillcroft, Rocky Lane, Heswall on the terms outlined as follows:


Term: 99 years

Rent: Peppercorn

Liabilities: The lessee to be responsible for all outgoings and maintenance.

Special provisions: The lease would include a break clause enabling the CAB to terminate the agreement at 6 months notice.

User clause: As a CAB facility

Publication date: 20/01/2012

Date of decision: 12/01/2012

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2012

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