Decision details

Transfer of the freehold interest in the open space land at Hollinwood Lane, Calverton

Reference: D844

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Resources and Reputation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek approval for the transfer of the freehold interest in the open space which is to be used as play area, at the Hollinwood Lane Development, Calverton (the Play Area), as shown edged red in the plan at Appendix 1, from Taylor Wimpey (the Developer) to the Council.


Approval is granted to accept the transfer of the freehold of the Play Area for the Council to maintain going forward.

Reasons for the decision:

Transfer of the open space to the Council will ensure that the land is managed in accordance with the Council’s policies.

Alternative options considered:

An alternative option could be not to adopt the Play Area so that the Developer would either have to retain the ownership of the Play Area or transfer it to a management company. However, under this scenario the Council would have no future control of the design, layout, repair and maintenance of the Play Area.
Another option would be to transfer the Play Area to the local community however no such requests for transfer have been made at this time.

Publication date: 11/04/2019

Date of decision: 11/04/2019

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