Decision details

Leybourne Lakes Country Park- Future Management and Facility Development

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services)


The report provided an update on the proposed transfer of the site management of Leybourne Lakes Country Park (LLCP) to the Tonbridge and Malling Leisure Trust (Leisure Trust) and on the Capital Plan scheme for the provision of additional lakeside facilities.  Members were reminded that the proposed transfer had been identified in the Council’s First Year Addendum to the Corporate Strategy.


Following consideration by the Communities and Housing Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Community Services resolved that:


(1)                                subject to the Monitoring Officer being satisfied about the legality of the actions in relation to the potential transfer:

1.             the potential  transfer of the site management  continues to be addressed in liaison with the Leisure Trust  in accordance with the principles of the existing Management Agreement;

2.            consultation continues with the relevant on site staff at LLCP in liaison with HR regarding their potential TUPE transfer to the Leisure Trust;

3.            a report be presented to the next meeting of this Board on the financial implications/viability of a future transfer; and

4.             the transfer only be progressed if it achieves a saving to the Council and an income stream to the Leisure Trust; and

(2)     in regard to the potential development of a new Lakeside Facility at LLCP

1.  Alliance Leisure Services Ltd be appointed through the UK Leisure Framework to progress the project up to the Cost Confidence stage outlined in its Development Proposal;

2.  the project only be progressed to the Cost Certainty stage by Alliance Leisure Services Ltd if there is confidence that the project can be funded from within the available budget; and 

3.  approval be granted for a Planning Application to be submitted for the proposed facility development.


Publication date: 13/11/2020

Date of decision: 10/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Communities and Housing Advisory Board

Effective from: 21/11/2020

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