15 June 2022
Request for Information – ATISN 16331
I wrote to you on 27 May regarding your request for information.
You asked for the following information –
- When did the Welsh Government buy Gilestone Farm, Talybont on Usk, LD3 7JE; Land Registry title number CYM515641?
- How much did Welsh Government pay for this property?
- Why has the Welsh Government entered into an agreement with Fiona Stewart and the Green Man Festival for Ms Stewart and others to run this expensive piece of real estate - paid for with Welsh public money?
- What exactly is the agreement entered into with Ms Stewart et al?
- Was there an open tendering process for the renting or leasing of this property, or was it a 'done deal' and the property bought specifically for Ms Stewart and her associates?
I can confirm that we hold some information in relation to your response.
- March 2022.
- The purchase price was £4.25m (no VAT to be charged).
- WG have not entered into an agreement with Fiona Stewart and the Green Man Festival.
- Please see question 3.
- There was no open tendering process and the purchase was made by the Welsh Government for economic development purposes.
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