That having given due regard to the first stage Integrated Impact
Assessment, That the land and premises at Neath
Leisure Centre at Dyfed Road, Neath be declared surplus to the ongoing
strategic Leisure Services requirements of Education, Leisure and Lifelong
That upon vacancy Neath Leisure Centre’s future management, ongoing
responsibility for the future management and disposal be transferred to the
Head of Property and Regeneration.
That Head of Participation and the Head of Property and
Regeneration be granted delegated
authority to accept a
surrender of the existing lease of the facility from the
That the Head of Property and Regeneration in conjunction with the Head
of Legal Services be granted delegated authority to
serve a termination notice on and ensure vacant possession is obtained by the
existing sub tenant of part of the facility.
That Delegated Authority be granted to the Head of Property and
Regeneration in conjunction with the Head of Legal Services to enter into a short term lease for Celtic Leisure to operate the new Neath
Leisure Centre from its opening until 31st March 2023 date of the transfer of
indoor leisure services into the Council. (or, if the
31st March 2023 date is not met, the date when leisure services are brought
back in house).
Reason for Decision:
Neath Leisure Centre at
Dyfed Road Neath will become non-operational when the facility closes and staff
and users relocate to the new Town Centre Leisure Centre during Autumn 2022 and therefore the Dyfed Road facility will then
be surplus to the ongoing strategic and operational leisure needs of the
Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning Directorate. Arranging for Celtic
Leisure to operate the new Leisure Centre until the time that the Council takes
over the running of its leisure services will ensure the operation of the new
facilities from its opening and the ongoing provision of leisure facilities in
Implementation of Decision:
the agreement of the Education, Skills and Wellbeing Scrutiny Chairperson the
decision will be for immediate implementation and not subject to the three day call in period.
is no requirement for additional external consultation.