defends 'confidential' talks on future of Burnham's BMX track
District Council has this week defended its decision not to discuss
in public its plans to sell off the BMX track at Highbridge's
council is set to discuss the proposals during a meeting of the
council's Executive today (Wednesday), however the item will be
discussed in a 'confidential' session behind closed doors.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This has
been consulted upon on three occasions with the Friends of Apex
Park at open meetings."
principle of the decision regarding the potential relocation of
the BMX Track and the upgrading of the existing Ranger Building/Public
conveniences is in the public domain."
commercial confidentiality relates to the 'terms and conditions'
of the negotiations."
added: "The purpose of the report is to get an agreement
'in principle' to support the concept so that both Bourne Leisure
and Burnham BMX feel more confident in investing sums in the planning
process which is the next stage of the process."
there will be further public consultation as part of the planning
process and, as in all cases like this, we actively encourage
the applicants to undertake public consultation events."
BMX Club is understood to be considering a move to another local
site where a new track would be constructed. The matter has been
discussed on Burnham's discussion forums here