Cllrs Nicholson, Beswick, Forbes, Gardiner, Gray and McCulloch.
In attendance: A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)
A20/016 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies were received from Cllrs Abel, Houghton and Malloy (personal business)
A20/017 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS
Cllr Nicholson declared a personal interest in A20/018 on the grounds of being known to the prospective tenant, Cllr Forbes declared a personal interest in A20/018 on the grounds of being disabled and Cllr McCulloch personal interest in A20/018 on the grounds of being known to a consultant engaged by the prospective tenant.
A20/018 60 KING STREET LEASE
It was RESOLVED to exclude the public and press on the grounds that publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.
It was RESOLVED to approve the principle of the two variations to the draft lease as outlined in report A-20-04 and to further seek the following additional changes to the draft lease:
- a requirement that a wheelchair accessible disabled toilet be operational from the point of the building reopening for the public
- a requirement that at least 80% of the commercially available space be accessible and certified as such by an architect certificate
- that any building works undertaken during the tenancy are certified by an architect certificate
- that any waiving of the rent due to enforced closure expressly exclude any closure as a result of a deficiency of the tenant
It was RESOLVED to readmit the public and press.
 Cllr Gray voted against the resolution.
A20/019 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING
It was noted that the next schedule meeting would be held on 18th January 2021 at 7pm.