Notice is hereby given under section 123 (1) (2A) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Portsmouth City Council intends to grant a lease of open space. The extent of the land is shown edged in red on plan number KGV/03/NOS1 (“the Plan”) and it forms part of the King George V Playing Fields Cosham Portsmouth PO6 3TE (“the Land”).

It is intended to develop the Land to create new artificial grass pitches and a pavilion with facilities for users of the pitches. A Lease would be granted to an operator of the area edged red on the Plan, when the development is completed so that the operator can operate the pitches and pavilion.

The Lease would provide as follows:
1. rent of a peppercorn; and
2. run for 15 years and 6/7 months assuming occupation commences in Dec 2023/Jan 2024.

A licence would also be granted to run in tandem with the Lease of the pitches edged in green on the Plan. The pitches will remain accessible to the public save for when football matches are being played on them. This is a formal notice given insofar as the Land consists of open space within the meaning of section 123 (1) (2A) of the Local Government Act 1972, being land laid out used for the purpose of public recreation. Plan number KGV/03/NOS1 may be inspected free of charge during normal office hours, Monday to Friday inclusive (bank and other public holidays excluded), in reception at the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AL.

Any person who objects to the proposed disposal of the above mentioned Land should notify Adrian Rozier Parks Development Manager of Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AL, of the said objection by writing or by email (Adrian.Rozier@portsmouthcc.gov.uk) by 12 noon on 26 July 2023.

Map of King George Playing Field Cosham Open Space Notice Plan