Decision details

Capital funding of embankment improvements to the River Brit at West Bay

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(a)       That the implementation of riverbank improvements to the River Brit to commence in October 2020, be approved;


(b)       That officers be instructed to complete an extension of the lease to the site operator of the Campfield Holiday Park at West Bay until 31st January 2074 on terms described in the confidential appendix which will fund the cost of the project works. 


Reason for Recommendation:    


A decision is required to progress the riverbank reinforcement project to the River Brit in West Bay, to address the risk of river flooding to the Campfield Holiday Park and adjacent properties in Forty Foot Way.


The Council is the freehold owner of the Campfield Holiday Park which is leased to Parkdean Resorts who have been the Council’s tenant for 53 years. Parkdean Resorts are prepared to fund the estimated project costs from a capital premium in return for granting a 50 year lease extension that will encourage the tenant to continue to invest in a sustainable business in West Bay.


Report author: Greg Northcote

Publication date: 02/07/2020

Date of decision: 30/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 30/06/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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