Decision details

REPORT OF THE DEPUTY LEADER AND CABINET MEMBER FOR SUPPORTING BUSINESS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report updates Cabinet and seeks approval of the Outline Business Case and other key decisions regarding the delivery of the Bowes Court retro-fit of properties. It will recommend the following:
• Approve the Outline Business Case to enable progression to Full Business Case.?
• Delegate authority, in accordance with the Local Assurance Framework, to the Council’s Executive Director of Finance (Section 151 Officer) following consideration by the Energising Blyth Programme Board to approve the Full Business Case.?
• Delegate approvals to the Executive Director for Place and Regeneration to enter into any contracts relating to the project subject to confirmation of associated funding being in place and the appropriate procurement processes being followed.

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

 

In relation to NCC as the Accountable Body for the Levelling Up Deep Dive funding:

 

(a )     Cabinet delegate authority, in accordance with the Local Assurance Framework, to the Council’s s151 Officer following consideration of the recommendation of the Energising Blyth Programme Board to approve the Outline Business Case; and to approve the Full Business Case in due course;

 

(b )     Cabinet establish the project in the capital programme with a total project cost of £1,919,525, to be funded from Levelling Up Deep Dive grant £1,334,000, UK Government Housing retrofit funding £383,905 and existing Housing Revenue Account funding of £201,620, or up to £585,525 from existing Housing Revenue Account funding if UK Government Housing retrofit funding is lower or not secured;

 

(c )     Cabinet delegate authority to the Council’s s151 Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Supporting Business and Opportunities to enter into a Grant Funding Agreement following approval of the Full Business Case from Northumberland County Council for the Bowes Court Project as the fund Accountable Body.

 

In relation to NCC as the recipient of the Levelling Up Deep Dive funding for the Bowes Court Housing Energy Improvements

 

(d )     Cabinet delegate authority to the Executive Director for Place & Regeneration, to enter into a Grant Funding Agreement for the Bowes Court project, as the funding recipient; and

 

(e )     Cabinet delegate authority to the Executive Director of Place and Regeneration to enter into any contracts relating to the project subject to confirmation of associated funding being in place and the appropriate procurement processes being followed.

Publication date: 07/05/2024

Date of decision: 07/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 07/05/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/05/2024

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