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Empty Units Policy

The Cabinet agreed:


1. A scheme to let Council owned retail and industrial units to fledgling and start-up businesses for short periods on ‘easy in easy out’ rent free terms at the following locations:

a)    Herlington Centre, Orton Malborne

b)    Pyramid Centre, Bretton

c)    Alfric Square, Woodston

d)    Saville Road, Westwood


2. That the Corporate Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Corporate Director Resources be given delegated authority to extend the scheme.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/01/2016

Decision due: 21 Mar 2016 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Peter Hiller, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Commercial Strategy and Investments

Lead director: Executive Director Place and Economy

Department: Place and Economy

Contact: Brian Davies, Project Manager - Sale and Aquisitions Email:; Tel: 01733 384547 Email:

Consultation process

Relevant internal and exernal stakeholders.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Sustainable Growth and Environment Capital Scrutiny Committee

Meeting Open to Public: n/a


Agenda items


  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.