Decision Maker: Grants and Concessions Panel
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Mr Jobson explained that Chichester Harbour Conservancy is a unique not for profit organisation based in an area of outstanding natural beauty, providing an educational facility at Dell Quay. As they are not considered as charitable they do not qualify for 80% mandatory rate relief. They receive funding from both Hampshire County Council and West Sussex County Council, receive income from other sources and currently have significant reserves.
The Panel considered that this situation did not amount to exceptional circumstance and refused the award requested.
RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:
That the Chichester Harbour Conservancy request for discretionary rate relief as set out in the report be refused for period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Alternative options considered and rejected:
That the Chichester Harbour Conservancy request for discretionary rate relief as set out in the report be approved for period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Date of decision: 30/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 30/01/2019 - Grants and Concessions Panel
Effective from: 07/02/2019