Jan Fletcher reaches deal with Leeds City Council over arena challenge costs

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Yorkshire businesswoman Jan Fletcher has agreed an out-of-court settlement with Leeds City Council over the costs involved from her failed Leeds arena legal challenge.

It is understood a deal has been agreed in principle for a £2m settlement of Leeds City Council’s costs.

Last month, the case was adjourned at Harrogate County Court for Ms Fletcher to have more time to bring a suitable payment proposal to the table, after earlier hearings heard she had yet to put forward an offer that the council deems to be credible.

A Leeds City Council spokeswoman said this morning: “We can confirm that the council has agreed in principle with Jan Fletcher, dependent on her getting further guidance on the release of assets, to a £2 million settlement of our costs.

“We are satisfied, based on legal advice, that this is a good deal for council taxpayers and we hope to be finalising the details of the terms of the arrangement over the next few days.”

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