Decision details

Future maintenance of open space at Great Western Park, Didcot

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: to approve proposals for the future management of public open space in Great Western Park, Didcot


Cabinet considered the report of the interim head of development, regeneration and housing.  This set out a proposal from The Land Trust to manage the public open space at Great Western Park, Didcot. 


The Cabinet member reported that this was the best option financially to manage these open spaces and would provide cost-effective long term maintenance compared to the in-house or contracted out management options.  Cabinet considered The Land Trust was experienced in managing open spaces. 




(a)      support implementation of the proposed management and maintenance arrangement for open spaces at Great Western Park, Didcot, as outlined in Option 2 of The Land Trust’s proposal (attached as Appendix 1 to the report to Cabinet on 6 October 2016); and


(b)       authorise the Head of Development, Regeneration in consultation with the relevant Cabinet members to take whatever action is required, to expedite this proposal as soon as practically possible and to negotiate terms for the disposal of the land and enter into all necessary documents. 

Report author: Gerry Brough

Publication date: 14/10/2016

Date of decision: 06/10/2016

Decided at meeting: 06/10/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/10/2016

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