Decision details

Lease assignment and variation of use, 19 Birch Green

Decision Maker: Head of Strategic Finance and Property

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The current tenant’s business use is no longer viable, and they wish to assign the lease to a local business. The proposed assignee will be backed by a personal guarantor. The lease is for a short-term expiring in August 2024.
The current permitted use in the lease does not include the additional uses required.


The Head of Strategic Finance and Property, acting under authority delegated within Part 3c, paragraph 13.15 of the council’s Constitution, has decided to permit an assignment of the lease to Four Rivers Coffee Co and to allow additional use of premises for hire to local community groups and for mental health counselling.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Grant Consent to assignment and variation of use
Option 2 - Refuse consent to assignment and variation of use
Option 3 -

Publication date: 30/03/2023

Date of decision: 30/03/2023

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