Decision details

Award of Lease for Braithwaite Fold Caravan Park

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes






(1)        the heads of terms of lease be approved, initially for 25 years, for the future operation of the Braithwaite Fold Caravan site;


(2)        the contract be awarded to the successful bidder as identified in the Part II Appendix 2 to the report; and


(3)        the terms of the lease be delegated to the Director of Customer and Commercial Services in conjunction with the Finance Lead Specialist (Section 151 Officer) and the Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer).


Reasons for Decision


To assist in the delivery of the Council Plan – Economy and Culture – Encouraging a sustainable environment and inclusive economy.  The current operator has helped grow the site, attracting more visitors to the area, in turn encouraging secondary spend with neighbouring stakeholders.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


To re-tender the management agreement to see if other suppliers would be interested in running the site on behalf of the Council. This has been discounted as it is felt that the current tendering portal covers a wide area and therefore it is unlikely to bring about a different result.


For the Council to run the site in house. Due to the required recruitment process, it is not felt that this is an appropriate alternative option.


To dispose of the land. This is not felt to be a suitable option due to the lost revenue the Council would incur through sale of the land.

Publication date: 27/03/2020

Date of decision: 25/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 25/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/04/2020