Yesterday BN carried some information from Herefordshire Council about the rent, the leases and proposed land swap at Edgar Street. (http://bullsnews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/council-deny-1-rent-claim.html)
Former Hereford United director Bob Pritchard has added his thoughts about the issue.
The rent has always been agreed at £10k p/a and is reviewed every 10 years within the 30 year lease.
As far as the triangle of land swap, there is a tenancy of will in place for the council to use their land and the club to use their land for a period of 12 months and at the end of the term both parties take possession of the swap land to square the land up.
It can take place earlier by notification by either party however this is unlikely to happen, the 12 months is up in Feb 2015.
The Council require their triangle for the development of Merton Meadow land and the club requires theirs for the squaring up of the strip of land for the development of the apartment scheme at the back of the Meadow End.
There is an obligation for the club to fence this land on vacant possession with no direct access to the Merton Meadow car park land to the north, so all supporters will have to exit via the sides ie Edgar Street and the new car park road located beyond the current boundary below Radfords.