ePetition details

We the undersigned petition the council to have the Cabinet of the Council reconsider its decision that all Beach Hut licenses be changed to leases and further, we petition the Cabinet of the Council that Beach Hut Association members be shown the cost, length, and terms of the leases prior to them being put in place.

No evidence has been provided to substantiate claims of problems incurred by lack of security of tenure due to existing licensing system.

Insufficient information has been provided to demonstrate improved security of tenure.
7-year lease is insufficient improvement and leases of over 7 years will attract Land Registry fees making hut ownership prohibitive and reduce saleability of huts.

What will the additional benefits of purchasing said lease be that have not been enjoyed over decades without any problems under the existing system.

Unnecessary bureaucracy which will inevitably incur extensive cost for administrative staff at Council.

Inadequate information has been given regarding certainty of lease renewal upon expiry and cost involved.

Despite 69.1% of hut owners disagreed/strongly disagreed to the proposal, it was still passed.

This ePetition ran from 02/03/2023 to 30/06/2023 and has now finished.

165 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

This e-petition is now live.