Decision details

Approval and Authority to Spend - to Acquire & Demolish The George IVth Public House, Grove Road, Hunslet, LS10

Reference: D50550

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Resources & Housing:

a) Granted approval for the council to declare the tenant’s leasehold interest and the site in its current form as a vacant former public house, surplus to requirements.

b) Granted approval for Resources and Housing to instruct Land & Property (City Development) to negotiate terms for the acquisition of the tenant’s leasehold interest (such terms being approved by the Chief Officer, Asset Management and Regeneration and lease acquisition costs to be funded by the CHGP).

c) Granted approval for the demolition of the existing building following acquisition of the leasehold interest (demolition also to be funded by the CHGP) with a view to redeveloping the site for new build council housing.

d) Granted Authority to Spend in the sum of £270,000 for the associated lease acquisition and demolition costs.

e) Noted that a report is being submitted in parallel with this report to the Chief Officer, Asset Management and Regeneration to approve the lease acquisition terms.
f) Noted that the details of the redevelopment proposals for the site will follow under cover of a further report in due course, along with Authority to Spend for the scheme costs.

Wards Affected: Hunslet and Riverside;

Contact: Katherine Pack-Jagger, Project Manager 0113 37 82815 Email:

Publication date: 14/02/2020

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