Decision details

Summary of New Capital Proposals considered by Officer Capital Strategy Group

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This report summarises proposed amendments to the Capital Programme considered by the Capital Strategy Group on 29 April 2024.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

1.       Pegswood Cemetery Lodge 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.150 million for Pegswood Cemetery Lodge in 2024-25. The project will be funded by Northumberland County Council and £0.150 million is already included in the Capital Programme in 2024-25. 

 

2.       Children’s Services House Purchase 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.500 million for the purchase of a house in 2024-25. The project will be externally funded from the Disabled Facilities Grant and the £0.500 million is already included in the Capital Programme in 2024-25. 

b)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to purchase a property up to £0.500 million when a suitable option is identified.  

 

3.       King Edward VI School Sports Hall 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £6.480 million for the King Edward VI School Sports Hall according to the profiling in table 8.5. The project is funded per table 8.5.  

b)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to enter into the construction contract up to £6.480 million.  

c)   Approve the amendment to the Capital Programme as per table 8.5.  

 

4.       Childcare Expansion Capital Grant 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.548 million for the Childcare Expansion Capital Grant (CECG) in 2024-25. This project will be externally funded from the CECG.  

b)   Approve the amendment to the Capital Programme to include the CECG funding of £0.593 million in 2024-25. 

c)   Delegate authority to the Head of School Organisation and Resources to vary the projects in the Capital Programme, within the grant allowance.  

d)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to approve the grant allocations, any associated procurement and award of contract as required for each project. 

 

5.       Tyne Mills Depot Workshop Roof 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.154 million to replace the roof at Tyne Mills Depot. This project will be funded from the Property Stewardship budget in 2024-25. 

b)   Approve the amendment to the Capital Programme to reallocate £0.154 million from the Property Stewardship budget to the Tyne Mills Depot Workshop Roof budget in 2024-25. 

 

6.       St George’s Extra Care Scheme 

a)   Approve the spend of £1.500 million for the St George’s Extra Care Scheme and subsequent amendment to include the spend in the Capital Programme in 2024-25. This project will be funded by £1.061 million from S106 contributions and £0.439 million from the Disabled Facilities Grant.  

b)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Transformation and Resources (S151 Officer) to enter into a Grant Funding Agreement with the housing provider for this development. 

c)   Note that the S106 contributions of £1.061 million has been approved subject to the grant agreement being signed. 

 

Report author: Gemma Simpson

Publication date: 11/06/2024

Date of decision: 11/06/2024

Decided at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Current call-in Count: 0

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