Decision details

Review of Premises Use Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes


The current Premises Use Policy supports the use of the county council's premises by setting out the criteria to be considered when deciding whether to facilitate use by third party/external organisations. This report sets out a revised Premises Use Policy to ensure consistency of approach and use that supports a sustainable portfolio. This begins with the introduction of an online booking method to electronically capture premises use application requests, which will provide data and insight into the types of use and users, and a process for agreeing and documenting all other occupation.


It is proposed that the revised policy will replace the Premises Use Policy adopted in March 2018.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the requirements of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.


The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Reason Key: Significant effect in 2 or more electoral divisions;

Corporate Priorities : Caring for the vulnerable; Delivering better services;

Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Contact: Pauline Burke Email:, Sue Haworth Email: Tel: 01772 533888, Susan McNamara Email:, Emma Pearse Email:

Date of decision: 07/09/2023

Effective from: 13/09/2023