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 land being open space. The extent of the land is shown coloured pink measuring approximately 4.5 x 4.5m adjoining Northern Road and opposite the new pavilion at Cosham Park on plan number KGV/06/NO32 (“the Plan”). The land forms part of the King George V Playing Fields Cosham Portsmouth PO6 3TE (“the Land”).

The lease is for the grant of a substation lease to Southern Electrical Power Distribution PLC. Vehicular access is to be granted over the land coloured brown on the Plan, from Northern Road to east of the new pavilion. The cables will be laid under the land coloured green and brown hatched black on the Plan, measuring approximately 105m in length between Northern Road and the new pavilion.

The Lease would provide as follows:

  1. rent of a peppercorn; and
  2. run for a term of 99 years from the date of completion

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/06/NO32 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.

If you are unable to visit the Civic Offices and do not have internet access, please telephone Victoria Stevens-Hicks on 023 9243 7953 who will post a copy to you.

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 9 February 2024.