FIVE agenda items will be considered in private at this week’s Lyme Regis Town Council meeting, including a discussion on whether the council offices should be moved to the ground floor of the former Three Cups Hotel.
Councillors are to receive an update on the development of the Three Cups at Wednesday night’s Strategy & Finance Committee meeting.
The building has stood empty in Broad Street for about 30 years and is expected to undergo a £5million redevelopment by owners Palmers Brewery, including shops and apartments, and a restaurant and letting rooms in the former car park behind.
Councillors will be given an update on the re-development and will consider whether the council should move its offices to the ground floor of the former hotel in due course, “should the opportunity arise”.
However, the discussion will be held in exempt business – meaning the press and public will be excluded from the meeting – along with four other agenda items.
Other matters to be discussed in private will include a proposal to West Dorset District Council to transfer the Tourist Information Centre to the town council.
The renewal of leases for retail units at the Marine Parade shelters, a boundary dispute in Lister Gardens and the monthly debtors’ report will also be considered behind closed doors.