Decision details

Options for the future ownership and operations of Uxbridge Golf Course and Haste Hill Golf Course *

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet authorises the Corporate Director of Place to consider options for the future ownership and operations of the Uxbridge Golf Course and Haste Hill Golf Course, to be undertaken by officers of the Property Services Team, and to bring forward a report to a future Cabinet meeting to consider these and any recommendations for a decision.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet received a report regarding both Uxbridge Golf Course and Haste Hill Golf Course. The Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport explained that both courses were currently operating at a substantial loss and considered it was not appropriate for residents to continue to subsidise the sport, a point supported by the Leader of the Council. Furthermore, to enhance the golf offer further and to remain competitive, a significant capital investment by the Council would be needed to bring them up to standard.


The Cabinet Member clarified that no decision would be made at this time on the future of the courses, and that Cabinet would await a fuller report to make a decision on the matter at a subsequent meeting.


Alternative options considered and rejected


None at this stage, and whilst general options were put to Cabinet, it was agreed to receive a further report on the matter to a subsequent meeting.


Relevant Select Committee

Property, Highways and Transport

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 22 September 2023

Officer(s) to action

James Raven / Perry Scott




Public - The report and any background papers relating to this decision by the Cabinet are available to view on the Council's website or by visiting the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.


*Urgency - In accordance with the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the Chairman of the Property, Highways and Transport Select Committee was notified under Rule 15 of the Rules on Access to Information in the Constitution (General Exception to give advance notice of key decision) that it was impracticable to give public notice of this matter on the Forward Plan.



Publication date: 15/09/2023

Date of decision: 14/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 23/09/2023

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