Decision details

Grant of Lease - Harrowby Lane, Grantham

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing & Property

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to the grant of a new lease for fifteen-years of the currently unused Harrowby Lane Playing Field.


That approval is granted for a new lease for a fifteen-year lease of the currently unused Harrowby Lane Playing Field.

Reasons for the decision:

The playing field has remained vacant for many years with no formal use of the land.


Allowing Harrowby United to use the land as two full sized football pitches will bring the site back into formal sporting use.  The intention would be for Harrowby United to use the fields for their own teams but it would also be let to other local teams.


There is a shortage of playing fields in Grantham, which bringing these pitches back into use will help to address.


The pitches will not be fenced, meaning that the whole of the playing field will still be available for informal public use.


The path between the pitches and Harrowby United’s stadium will not form a part of the demise.  


Alternative options considered:

To grant a new 15-year lease to Harrowby United Football Club in line with the Heads of Terms.  


Publication date: 16/06/2022

Date of decision: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

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