Decision details

Lineham Farm - Assignment of Lease and Financial Implications

Reference: D48270

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Chief Officer Financial Services and the Director of City Development submitted a joint report which sought approval to: assign the leases for the Lineham Farm Centre to the newly established charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) ‘Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm’; to include a number of revisions to the leases, as detailed within the report, and which also sought agreement to writing off the going concern funding made available by the City Council to the current ‘Lineham Farm Children’s Centre’ charity, upon that charity’s impending dissolution.


Responding to a Member’s enquiry, the Board noted the intention for the new CIO was for it to continue to provide services for schools, a matter which Members were advised featured within the objects of the new charity.


With regard to the Council’s involvement in the Board of the new CIO, Members noted that by law, trustees of a CIO were required to act in the best interests of the charity and as such, the current course of action being progressed was for the trustees to be drawn from the 2 original charities and not from officers or Members of the Council. 


Following the consideration of Appendix 1 to the submitted report designated as exempt from publication under the provisions of Access to Information Procedure Rule 10.4(3), which was considered in private at the conclusion of the meeting, it was



(a)  That the Board’s consent be provided to the assignment of leases in respect to the Lineham Farm centre to the Leeds Children’s Charity at Lineham Farm, with approval also being given to the proposed variations to the leases, as referenced within the submitted report;


(b)  That agreement be given for the financial assistance made available to the ‘Lineham Farm Children’s Centre’ charity over the last few years to be written off upon the charity’s dissolution, in order to maintain the centre as a going concern.

Wards Affected: Alwoodley;

Publication date: 03/01/2019

Date of decision: 19/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/12/2018 - Executive Board

Effective from: 08/01/2019

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