Decision details

Grant of a licence under contract procedure rule 23.4

Decision Maker: Clinton Boyce, Solicitor

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Request from Estates and Projects Officer seeking authority and draft licence on 24th August 2021.

Subject of Decision:
The grant of a licence for Natural England to hold a celebration Event for the recently opened England Coastal Path between Whitehaven and Silecroft, to include Talks and refreshments in a Marquee on St Bees Foreshore, St Bees on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Decision Taken:
That a licence to use an area of grassed land (located between the Public Conveniences and the Tea Room) be granted to Natural England. The fee for the licence is cited as one peppercorn.

The Licensee shall ensure all risk assessments are in place. There is an obligation not to obstruct footpaths and vehicular/pedestrian entrances. All other usual standard licence conditions apply including keeping the land in a good and tidy condition, prevention of nuisance, non-assignment, insurance and indemnity.

Reason for Decision:
The proposed use supports an Event to celebrate the recently opened stretch of England Coastal Path between Whitehaven and Silecroft of which Copeland Borough Council has been a key partner.


That a license be granted for Natural England to hold a celebration Event in St Bees on Wednesday 22nd September.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 07/09/2021

Date of decision: 26/08/2021


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