Further to our previous reports on the possible disposal of Ryde Harbour, a delegated decision to sell the asset has today (Tuesday 11th March) been approved.
Members of the Ryde Town council (RTC) have criticised the council for allowing the harbour to deteriorate through under-resourcing, as well as not providing enough time for informed consideration to be made by the RTC.
The decision taken by Cllr George Brown, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for the Economy and Regulatory Service, was …
THAT Ryde harbour be disposed on the open market with a restrictive covenant that it be only used as a harbour/marina; such covenant to only be removed if an alternative use of the area could generate a significant and sustainable economic benefit to Ryde and/or the Island.
THAT the final agreed terms of any disposal to a third party be approved by a further delegated decision of the Cabinet Member but where no terms are agreed then the council will continue to directly manage the harbour.
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