Currently they have 3 options:
- Demolish it
- Rent it to Midlothian Fitness Academy
- Transfer it to Bonnyrigg Centre Trust Ltd.
- Appoint an Assessment Panel
What do we make of this development? Its hard to say. We don't have enough information. Hopefully tomorrow we may know more.
This is a summary of the report (comments in brackets):
The community was given until 29th November “to submit final robust, consulted and sustainable business plans for consideration against policy and land title and community consultation priorities criteria”. (Allowing three months to achieve what normally takes twelve).
It was extended until 6th January to "allow for the matter to be informed by the ongoing neighbourhood planning process at Bonnyrigg and Poltonhall; as well as the Members’ consideration of the Council’s prospective community asset transfer policy".
"The current position is....two offers had been received, these being from :
- Bonnyrigg Centre Trust Ltd.
- Midlothian Fitness Academy."
The next step proposed is "An Assessment Panel has been appointed comprising the Council’s Head of Finance, Head of Property and Facilities Management, Head of Communities and Economy, and an Associate Director (NHS Lothian) in her capacity as a Community Planning Partner."
The officers are recommending that the Full Council Meeting "instructs that a full report on the assessment of these bids be submitted to the Council on 25 March 2014"