Lease to Leeds Rhinos Rugby Foundation Kirkstall

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Dear Leeds City Council,
I request the details of the Lease that LCC has given to Leeds Rhinos/Rugby Foundation for the use of the playing field formerly known as the Archie Gordon Ground, held in Trust by the charity the Leeds Schools Recreation Ground by Scheme of the High Court in 2005, from 2005 to 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Clare O'Keefe

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

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Good morning

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received on 07 February 2020. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request has been assigned to one of our officers who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

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Dear IMG.Requests,
My Freedom of Interest Request of the 7 th February has now become delayed
FOI 258731. This was a request around the Lease that is held by Leeds Rhinos over the playing field known as the Archie Gordon Ground and now held in Trust by the Charity known as Leeds Schools Recreation Ground.
By law you should have responded promptly.
I am requesting an internal review

Yours sincerely,

Clare O'Keefe

IMG.Requests, Leeds City Council

Dear Clare O'Keefe

 

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 258731)

 

I refer to the above and your request dated 07 February 2020. I have
contacted the relevant services and now provide a response to your request
relating to  Lease to Leeds Rhinos Rugby Foundation Kirkstall.

 

I request the details of the Lease that LCC has given to Leeds
Rhinos/Rugby Foundation for the use of the playing field formerly known as
the Archie Gordon Ground, held in Trust by the charity the Leeds Schools
Recreation Ground by Scheme of the High Court in 2005, from 2005 to 2020.

 

A 25 year Lease was agreed in 2011 and arrangements were made for the
Leeds Rugby foundation to develop the all-weather pitch in advance of
completing the Lease in order to take the benefit of grants on offer at
the time.

 

The Lease document itself has not been completed, but the club is
occupying the site with consent under the agreed Lease terms.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within the council. They will re-examine your request
and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act. Should
you wish to follow this course of action please address your concerns in
writing to the above address.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Sam Slatcher

Information Governance Officer

Requests Team

Information Management & Governance

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Leeds City Council

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