Youth Club Asset Transfer to be Decided

By bellmannews / February 27, 2024
exterior shot of the sandstone sea cadet building

STONEHAVEN’S youngsters will find out on Thursday if they can make the former Sea Cadet building on the High Street their home.

As a relatively young organisation, the Kincardine and Mearns Youth Club, KMYC, is seeking a 30-year lease for the building rather than outright ownership.

The group’s Community Asset Transfer, CAT, request was given the thumbs-up by the councillors of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, when they considered it last December. They voted unanimously in favour of the move.

Officers had recommended refusal of the CAT

However, council officers had recommended refusal of the application as there were concerns about the condition of the building. There has been no recent survey either by the local authority or KMYC. As new tenants, the KMYC will have undertake any necessary building works and comply with all up to date fire and access regulations – at their own cost.

Because Councillors voted against officer recommendation, the decision of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee requires ratification by the Business Services Committee which meets on Thursday.