Sunday, 24 March 2019

Land lease set to end

A MAN could have his lease on some land owned by Benson Parish Council terminated amid claims it is untidy.

The lease on the Cuckoo Pen, which is by the village allotments off St Helen’s Avenue, is due to expire on March 21.

The council says it may need the land due to the imminent expansion of the village with hundreds of new homes being built, which could increase demand for allotments.

A meeting of the council heard the land was not being properly looked after anyway.

Chairman Bill Pattison called it a “dumping ground” and Councillor Rob Jordan said: “He’s filled it full of rubbish.”

Councillor Tom Stevenson said the tenant had been working on the site.

The council agreed to write to the leaseholder saying it was considering terminating the agreement and giving him 10 days to reply.

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