Issue details

Closure of Deangate Ridge Golf Course


This report will set out the outcome of a call-in considered by the Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 12 March 2018, in relation to Cabinet decisions (23/2018 and 24/2018) to approve the closure of Deangate Ridge Golf Course and associated golf facilities on the basis of ongoing substantial financial loss, which is unsustainable, on 31 March 2018 and to instruct officers to begin detailed planning for consultation and development of a new sports centre for the Hoo Peninsula, respectively.


The Committee has asked the Cabinet to reconsider decisions 23/2018 and 24/2018.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) would normally be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision.


On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide 28 clear days’ notice because a Special Cabinet meeting has been called for 28 March 2018 to deal with the matter and therefore Section 10 (General Exception) of the above regulations have been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/03/2018

Decision due: 28 Mar 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Howard Doe, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services

Lead director: Richard Hicks

Department: Business Support Department

Contact: Perry Holmes, Chief Legal Officer/Monitoring Officer Email: Tel: (01634) 332133, Tomasz Kozlowski, Assistant Director, Physical and Cultural Regeneration Email: Tel: 01634 338121.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Regeneration, Culture and Environment