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‘It must remain a leisure facility’: Council leader on Fleet Leisure site

PUBLISHED: 15:09 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:09 26 November 2013

Any developer looking to buy the former Fleet Leisure site should not be “under any illusion” that its use can be changed, the council leader has warned.

Lloyds Bank will put the 42-year lease on the Nelson Road, Northfleet up for auction in December but Gravesham Council owns the freehold.

Council leader Cllr John Burden said: “No one should be under any illusion that the council will let a developer sit on the site and one day permit development of any other kind. It just won’t happen.

“We will expect anyone who gets the lease – if the auction goes ahead – to comply swiftly with the conditions and return the sports ground and facilities as quickly as possible.”

The council added that there were strict conditions on the use of the site and it will have to stay a sports and leisure facility

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