Decision details

Brownhill Visitors Centre, Wool Road, Dobcross, Oldham (LO1223)

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to confirm Heads of Terms with the owners of Limekiln Café, who are the existing tenant in respect of part of the Brownhill Visitors Centre, Wool Road, Dobcross. Subsequently, this report seeks approval to proceed with the Freehold sale of the whole of the asset which is in alignment with the Council's approved Medium Term Property Strategy.


Approval be given to confirming Heads of Terms with the current tenant, and accepting a capital receipt as specified in the report to dispose of the site freehold through private treaty.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - To retain the property and agree to a new lease with the existing tenant.
Option 2 - Sell the property with vacant possession.
Option 3 - Sell the Freehold at Auction.
Option 4 - Sell the Freehold to the existing tenant through private treaty.

Alternative options considered:

1 and 2.

Publication date: 27/06/2019

Date of decision: 07/05/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2019

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