Public meetings to be held this month (October) to make recommedations on the future of the chalet park's leases.
NORTH East Lincolnshire Council has announced details of the select committee hearing to investigate the terms of Humberston Fitties leases.
The select committee was set up to examine a range of issues at the chalet park, which is divided into 336 plots on land owned by the council.
Letters to affected tenants and other interested parties are being sent out today (Wednesday, October 10), setting out the programme and inviting them to the committee hearing, at Cleethorpes Town Hall on October 23 and 25.
The consultation with tenants was launched following receipt of a petition in 2010, which called for longer leases of 15 years and a reduction in the chalet park’s closed season, from eight weeks to two weeks. Some three-quarters of respondents in the consultation voted that the principal terms of the lease should be investigated.
A full programme of the two days is attached, but the select committee will look broadly into the following issues:
- the length of lease terms;
- the "closed season'' period;
- specific clauses within the leases;
- planning and environment restrictions;
- implications to the council as landlord;
- opportunities to secure best value for money for chalet owners and the council.
Councillor Ray Sutton, chair of the select committee, said every effort was being made to give all the agencies and individuals affected an opportunity to feed into the hearing.
"We want to ensure we look at the whole spectrum of issues around the Fitties before we come up with recommendations,'' he added.
"I'm sure it will be a very useful and fruitful two days for us to listen to a range of views about how we takes things forward on the issue and we believe it's a very opportune time to be carrying out this review.''
Recommendations from the select committee will be submitted to the council's cabinet for consideration.