Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Thursday 1st September, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Birkdale Room, Town Hall, Southport

Contact: Paul Fraser  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

42.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was submitted from Councillor Veidman.

 

 

43.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.

 

Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.

 

Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

 

44.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2022

Minutes:

Decision Made:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2022 be confirmed as a correct record. 

 

 

45.

Cost of Living Crisis pdf icon PDF 588 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Chief Executive that summarised the impact of the escalating Cost of Living Crisis on local people and outlined the support available and proposed in Sefton; and which sought consideration of the Indices of Deprivation (2019) at Appendix A, Sefton Children and Young People Living in Low Income and Poverty at Appendix B, a factsheet at Appendix C and the Equalities Impact Assessment at Appendix D.

 

Decision Made:

 

That:

 

(1)

the support currently provided as set out in paragraph 2.3 of the report in respect of the Cost of Living Crisis be noted; and

 

(2)

the additional assistance proposed to support those struggling families and individuals with practical support to assist in this cost of living crisis be supported.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

For Cabinet to consider the impact of the escalating Cost of Living Crisis on local people and to note the support available and approve plans proposed in Sefton.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

 

 

46.

Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health that updated on work taking place on the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care exercises for Adult Social Care and to seek approval of the governance and approval arrangements for the associated infrastructure costs to drive the programme forward and the required submissions to the Department of Health and Social Care.

 

Decision Made:

 

That:

 

(1)

the work taking place on meeting the Department of Health and Social Care Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care requirements, associated allocations of 2022/23 funding provided to the Council and risks identified to date be noted;

 

(2)

authority be delegated to the Executive Director Adult Social Care and Health (DASS) / Place Director Sefton, in consultation with the Cabinet Member – Adult Social Care, the Cabinet Member – Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services and the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services to formulate, approve and submit the required provisional and final Market Sustainability Plans, spend reports and cost of care reports to the Department of Health and Social Care;

 

(3)

authority be delegated to the Executive Director Adult Social Care and Health (DASS)/ Place Director Sefton, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, the Cabinet Member – Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services and the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services, to agree the use of any further funding received for infrastructure costs required to drive forward the programme; and

 

(4)

it be noted that further reports will be submitted to Cabinet detailing the outcomes of these work programmes and to seek any required approval for the use of further additional funding the Council receives from the Department of Health and Social Care.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

To update Cabinet on the work taking place on meeting the Department of Health and Social Care requirements relating to Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care in relation to Adult Social Care, to seek approval of arrangements for submission of the required plans and reports, to provide details of risks identified to date and to seek approval of arrangements for the infrastructure required to drive forward the programme.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None

 

47.

Sexual Health Service Contract pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Public Health advising that the Integrated Sexual Health Service was currently provided by Southport & Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust; that the Service was procured in 2018 through an OJEU light touch open procedure; that the contract started 1st July 2018 and had a four-year nine-month core contract ending on 31st March 2023 with three, one-year built in extension options; and that consideration was now required for activating the first of the 12-month extensions.

 

The report indicated that the available options were:

 

 

(1)

to activate the first of x 12month contact extension clauses within the contract and the further 2 extension options available as required; and

 

(2)

to re-procure the service with a start date of 1 April 2023.

 

Decision Made:

 

That the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, be granted delegated authority to activate the first of the 12-month contract extension clauses to the Integrated Sexual Health Service contract and the 2 further 12-month extensions as required; and that the first contract extension be activated on the 1st of April 2023.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The Integrated Sexual Health Service is a nationally mandated service which all local authorities are required to provide. The Service continues to deliver against the priorities identified in the service specification to a satisfactory level.

The service has been impacted during the covid pandemic and is still in a period of recovery. The service is reviewing the effectiveness of new models of working introduced in response to Covid 19 including a digital offer and telephone triage, to assess how far they meet the needs of the population post pandemic. This will require time for a period of review.

 

A procurement exercise has the potential to destabilise current service delivery and create uncertainty at a time when it is important to fully re-establish provision. The service is currently the testing site for Monkeypox within the borough and there are national NHS England plans for sexual health services to become local vaccination centres. The stability of the service is important for implementation of local service delivery. Public Health have recently completed a sexual health needs assessment which is intended to inform service developments which will require time to implement across the wider system and will need to be considered within the context of the new Integrated Care Board.

 

It is expected that a new national sexual health strategy will be launched in 2022/23 and it is advisable to wait and assess any new requirements before entering into a procurement exercise for a new service.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The alterative option is not to extend the current contract with the Service and move to procure a new Integrated Sexual Health Service. This has been rejected due to economic and operational reasons. Moving to a procurement exercise has the potential to destabilise current Service delivery and to stall progress in re-establishing the service post pandemic. Additionally, there would be a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

48.

Allocation of Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant pdf icon PDF 515 KB

Report of the Director of Public Health

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Public Health seeking authority to accept the Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant and allocate it accordingly. The report indicated that in February 2022, the Office of Health Inequalities and Disparities (OHID) Department of Health and Social Care announced additional supplemental drugs funding which all Local Authorities were eligible to receive through a Section 31 Grant to support the delivery of the December 2021 national drug strategy. In April, Sefton Council received notification of the 3 years funding from 2022/23 to 2024/25 subject to the submission of a OHID approved plan. The Sefton high level plan and 2022/23 detailed plan has now been approved.  Detailed plans outlining the interventions for 2023/24 and 2024/25 will be required to be submitted for approval before the start of each of those years.

 

Sefton Council will receive this enhanced funding for 3yrs starting from 2022/23. See allocation table below:

 

 

2022/23

2023/24

2024/25

Supplemental Sub Misuse Treatment & Recovery Grant

£1, 002,318

 

£1,642,287*

£3,169,979*

* Indicative Figures

 

Decision Made:

 

That:

 

(1)

Council be recommended to approve the acceptance of the Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant as detailed within the report; 

 

(2)

subject to Council approving the acceptance of the Grant, the proposed contract variations to the current contracts with CGL and WAwY for the services to deliver the funded interventions be approved; and  

 

(3)

authority be delegated to the Head of Health and Wellbeing / Director of Public Health to:

 

·       issue a contract variation to uplift the contract by an additional £772,068 in the first instance and the uplift for years 2 & 3 by the amounts yet to be determined, with CGL for the provision of Substance Use: Assessment, Treatment and Recovery Services; and 

 

·       add via a contract variation an additional £110,250 to the contract with WAwY and uplift any subsequent contracts for years 2 & 3 of the Grant.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery Grant should be used by LAs to directly address the aims of the treatment and recovery section of the drug strategy. The additional funding should deliver:

 

·                New high-quality treatment places, including:

Ø  New places for opiate and crack users,

Ø  a treatment place for every offender with an addiction

Ø  New treatment places for non-opiate users and alcohol users

Ø  More young people in treatment

          

·       More people in long-term recovery from substance dependence

·       More medical, mental health and other professionals within the drug treatment system

·       Additional drug and alcohol and criminal justice workers

·       Sufficient commissioning and co-ordinator capacity in every local authority

 

The expectation is that each local area will deliver against the above aims and meet national reporting and monitoring requirements. In order to achieve these outcomes, it is necessary to transfer funds to thecurrent providers of Substance Use: Assessment, Treatment and Recovery Services and Young People and Families Substance Use Service.

 

The local intention is to expand the treatment provision within the existing services to improve access by creating more  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

Summerhill Primary School - Section 106 Contributions and Proposal for Expansion pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Assistant Director of Education indicating that when Sefton’s Local Plan was adopted in 2017 it was agreed that contributions would be sought from the housing developers of the site at Land East of Maghull to expand Summerhill Primary School to provide additional school places in the Maghull area to meet the increased demand from families who moved into the area; and the report provided an update on that project and set out the next steps which needed to be put in place for it to proceed.

 

A copy of the public notice and complete proposal for Summerhill Primary School was appended to the report.

 

Decision Made:

 

That:

 

(1)

Council be recommended to approve a supplementary capital estimate in the sum of £3,782,080 to allow Phase 1 of this Summerhill Primary School scheme to be included in the capital programme;

 

(2)

it be noted that in order to complete Phase 1 and commence Phase 2 of the scheme, allocations will need to be made from both current and future Education capital grant allocations; that these will be approved in accordance with the Financial Procedure Rules; and that current estimates are that £1,140,420 will be required over a three-year period; and

 

(3)

the publication of the proposal to expand Summerhill Primary School be approved so that this can be published during the 2022/23 academic year once Council has agreed the funding.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The local authority has the power to consider all options including expanding a maintained school following the statutory process detailed in the report.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

As part of the development of the Local Plan options were explored and it was determined that Summerhill Primary School be identified for expansion.

 

 

50.

Financial Management 2022/23 to 2024/25 and Framework for Change 2020 - Revenue and Capital Budget Update 2022/23 – September Update pdf icon PDF 582 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services that informed of:

 

(1)

the current position relating to the 2022/23 revenue budget;

 

(2)

the current forecast on Council Tax and Business Rates collection for 2022/23; and

 

(3)

the monitoring position of the Council’s capital programme to the end of July 2023 in respect of:

 

·       the forecast expenditure to year end;

·       variations against the approved budgets and an explanation of those variations for consideration by Members; and

·       Updates to spending profiles and proposed amendments to capital budgets necessary to ensure the efficient delivery of capital projects are also presented for approval.

 

Decision Made:

 

That in respect of the Revenue Budget:

 

(1)

the current position relating to the 2022/23 revenue budget be noted;

 

(2)

the Remedial Action Plan to offset the budget pressures being faced in 2022/23 be noted;

 

(3)

Council be recommended to release £1.666m from the Business Rates Income Reserve;

 

(4)

the financial risks associated with the delivery of the 2022/23 revenue budget be recognised and it be acknowledged that the forecast outturn position will continue to be reviewed; and that  remedial actions put in place, to ensure a balanced forecast outturn position and financial sustainability can be achieved; and

 

(5)

the current position relating to the High Needs budget be noted and that officers are currently reviewing all options available to the Council to mitigate the additional pressure and to make the overall High Needs budget financially sustainable.

 

That in respect of the Capital Programme:

 

(6)

the spending profiles across financial years for the approved capital programme (paragraph 7.1) be noted;

 

(7)

the latest capital expenditure position as at 31 July 2022 of £7.535m (paragraph 7.5); and the latest full year forecast is £42.814m (paragraph 7.6) be noted;

 

(8)

the explanations of variances to project budgets (paragraph 7.1) be noted;

 

(9)

Council be recommended to approve of a supplementary capital estimate for £2.000m for Core Disabled Facilities Grants (paragraph 7.11);

 

(10)

Council be recommended to approve a supplementary revenue estimate of £1.064m for the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement support grant (paragraph 7.13.1);

 

(11)

a supplementary capital estimate of £0.759m for the Maritime Corridor and Southport Eastern access schemes (paragraph 7.13.2) be approved;

 

(12)

a supplementary capital estimate of £0.577m for Section 106 funding for Highways Capital schemes (paragraph 7.13.3) be approved;

 

(13)

a supplementary capital estimate of £0.468m for projects on the Key Route Network (paragraph 7.13.4) be approved;

 

(14)

Council be recommended to approve a supplementary capital estimate of £1.620m for Tranche 3 of the Active travel Fund (paragraph 7.13.5);

 

(15)

Council be recommended to approve a supplementary capital estimate of £4.789m for the Highways Maintenance budget 2022/23 (paragraph 7.13.7);

 

(16)

Council be recommended to approve a supplementary capital estimate of £0.188m for Corporate Essential Maintenance funded from capital receipts (paragraph 7.37); and

 

(17)

it be noted that capital resources will be managed by the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services to ensure the capital programme remains fully  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

Southport Pier pdf icon PDF 399 KB

Report of the Executive Director - Place

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director – Place that updated on the current condition of Southport Pier decking following completed technical survey work, and the recommended necessary remedial actions required including the replacement of the full pier timber decking.

 

Decision Made:

 

That:

 

(1)

the report be noted and that approval be granted for the full pier decking to be replaced;

 

(2)

the Executive Director (Place), in consultation with the Cabinet Member - Regeneration and Skills, be authorised to exercise delegated authority to appoint a suitable contractor for the capital works and to appoint a range of consultancy services via a compliant framework to support the successful delivery of the project; and to ensure that the employer’s agent retains responsibility for both the contract and the contract specification; and

 

(3)

Council be recommended to:

 

(A)

approve a £3m supplementary capital estimate to enable the scheme to be included within the Council’s Capital Programme and that this be financed by prudential borrowing; and

 

(B)

note the annual cost of the borrowing of £0.178m and approve that this figure is added as a growth item to the Council’s medium term financial plan and as such will be funded as part of the 2023/24 budget plan.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

Southport Pier is a critical visitor attraction that holds significant importance to Sefton’s economy and brand. It is also a Grade-II listed structure. As part of the routine maintenance, it became apparent the pier decking was starting to fail in isolated areas, therefore several detailed inspections from timber experts have taken place. The recommendation is now to replace the entire decking after the 2022 summer season from October 2022 with most works taking place in the Winter. to ensure the Pier is fit for purpose, remains safe, and continues to be a critical historic asset for Sefton.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The following other options have been considered and rejected:

 

  1. Ongoing replacement – This would result in decking boards being replaced as part of the current yearly maintenance programme, as has been the case of the last 5 years. This has been rejected following the recent deck survey and the recommended requirement to replace the whole decking.

 

  1. Full replacement over several years – This would result in the pier decking being replaced in phases over 10 to 15 years. This has been rejected due to the costs, the impact on the pier concession and wider economy and following the conclusions of the recent deck survey and the recommended requirement to replace the whole decking.

 

  1. Do nothing – This has been rejected on Health and Safety grounds.

 

 

52.

Appointment to Sefton New Directions Limited Board pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Report of the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 29 (2) of the meeting held on 28 July 2022 the Cabinet considered the report of the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer seeking the appointment a further elected Member to serve on the Sefton New Directions Limited Board. 

 

Decision Made:

 

That Cabinet, at its next meeting to be held on 6 October 2022, appoint the second representative to serve on the Sefton New Directions Limited Board and that the term of office expire on 25 May, 2023.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The Cabinet has delegated powers set out in Chapter 5, Paragraph 40 of the Constitution to appoint the Council’s representatives to serve on Outside Bodies.

 

To comply with a previous decision of Cabinet that the appointment be made at this meeting of the Cabinet. 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

 

 

53.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To comply with Regulation 5(2) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, notice has been published regarding the intention to consider the following matter(s) in private for the reasons set out below.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to pass the following resolution:

 

That, under the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.  The Public Interest Test has been applied and favours exclusion of the information from the Press and Public.

 

Minutes:

To comply with Regulation 5(2) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, notice has been published regarding the intention to consider the following matters in private for the reasons set out below.

 

Decision Made:

 

That, under the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The Public Interest Test has been applied and favours exclusion of the information from the Press and Public.

 

 

54.

Marine Lake Event Centre - Exempt Appendices

Report of the Executive Director - Place

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 41 of the meeting held on 28 July 2022 the Cabinet considered exempt information in relation to the Marine Lake Event Centre

(Minute No. 57 below refers).

 

Decision Made:

 

That the exempt information be considered as part of the report in relation to the Marine Lake Event Centre (Minute No. 57 below refers).

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The exempt information is required to be considered with the information in the public domain in order that an informed decision may be made.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

 

 

55.

Pendle Drive Litherland - Exempt Appendices

Report of the Executive Director of Corpoprate Resources and Customer Services

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered exempt information in relation to Pendle Drive Litherland (Minute No. 58 below refers).

 

Decision Made:

 

That the exempt information be considered as part of the report in relation to Pendle Drive Litherland (Minute No. 58 below refers).

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

The exempt information is required to be considered with the information in the public domain in order that an informed decision may be made.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

None.

 

 

56.

Public Session

The Cabinet meeting will now move back into open session to consider the following agenda items.

Minutes:

Decision Made:

 

That the press and public be re-admitted to the meeting.

 

 

57.

Marine Lake Event Centre pdf icon PDF 544 KB

Report of the Executive Director - Place

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to Minute No. 41 of the meeting held on 28 July 2022 the Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director – Place that provided an update on the progression of the operator procurement process, along with the ongoing contractor procurement process following previous approval of the procurement routes. In respect of the Marine Lake Event Centre. The report also included an update on current costs and funding position and therefore the required contribution from the Council of up to £19.7m; and indicated that the cost of this, to be funded via borrowing, had been included in this report together with the indicative annual income from the operator, to enable early visibility of potential Medium-Term Financial Plan implications for the Council.

 

Decision Made:

 

That:

 

(1)

the Executive Director – Place be authorised to enter into of an Agreement for Lease for the operation and management of the Southport Marine Lake Events Centre with SMG (UK) Limited trading as ASM Global, based upon the principles agreed within the Heads of Terms, as set out in the report;

 

(2)

the Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services be authorised to agree the final terms to the Agreement for Lease;

 

(3)

the update on the build contractor procurement along with the targeted social value outcomes be noted;

 

(4)

the key project risks identified within this report, including future financial implications be noted; and

 

(5)

Council be recommended to:

 

(1)

approve a Supplementary Capital Estimate of £69.1m to be funded by: £31.7m from the Town Deal; £17.7m from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority; and £19.7m to be funded by the Council;

 

(2)

note that, in addition to the £69.1m identified above, £1.6m and £2.3m of pre-development funding, from the Town Deal and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority respectively, has already been included within the Capital Programme as approved by Council in September 2021. Therefore, the total capital scheme for the MLEC is £73m and this is the total value of the scheme which will be included within the Capital Programme;

 

(3)

note that the finance arrangements for the Council’s contribution of £19.7m to the MLEC will be agreed following consultation with the Council’s Treasury Management advisors and reported to Cabinet through the quarterly Treasury Management reports and the final proposal will be included within the Budget report;

 

(4)

delegate the completion and signing of Grant Funding Agreement of £17.7m from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to the Chief Executive and the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services, in consultation with the Executive Director - Place, the Cabinet Member - Regeneration and Skills and the Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, should it be formally approved by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority; and

 

(5)

delegate the Grant Funding Agreement of £33.3m from the Southport Town Deal, following Full Business Case approval, to the Chief Executive and the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services, in consultation with the Executive Director - Place, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

Pendle Drive Litherland pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services advising that in January 2020 Cabinet approved the disposal of the first phase of surplus assets to generate capital receipts in support of the Growth and Strategic Investment and Framework for Change Programmes; that officers were provided with the authority to negotiate terms and conditions for each disposal in line with delegated authority set out in the Council’s Asset Disposal Policy; that Brooklea House, Pendle House, and Pendle Drive were three unoccupied buildings located on the site known as Pendle Drive, Litherland (“Pendle Drive”); that this site was in the first phase of the disposal programme; that in 2019, the Council was approached by a retail operator to acquire part of the site; that this represented an opportunistic disposal to provide a new food store, which was permissible under the processes approved within the Asset Disposal Policy; and that the remainder of the site would be redeveloped for housing, most likely via an informal tender exercise marketing it to interested Registered Providers and similar Companies.

 

The report also advised that the COVID19 pandemic led to discussions between the Council and retail operator stalling for a time; but however, following recent contact the basis of a deal had been resurrected and principal Heads of Terms agreed; and that the purchaser had agreed to demolish the three unoccupied buildings with the cost of demolition to be deducted from the gross land price as set out in Appendix 1.

 

The report concluded that the Council would market the balance of the site to Registered Providers, so that a small affordable housing residential development scheme could be brought forward; but that it was not expected to generate a significant capital receipt.  

 

Decision Made:

 

That:

 

(1)

the disposal of 2.40 acres of land at Pendle Drive Litherland at a gross purchase price as set out in the Heads of Terms in Appendix 1 to the report be approved; that the disposal to be subject to the purchaser demolishing the three unoccupied buildings and the receipt of satisfactory planning consent for a new food store; and that the final land price be subject to deductions for the cost of the demolition works;

 

(2)

the deduction of up to 4% of the eventual capital receipt to cover the professional fees and incidental costs of disposal as set out in Capital Accounting Regulations be approved;

 

(3)

the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer be authorised to finalise a Licence Agreement to enable the purchaser to progress all technical due diligence and building surveys to support demolition works and to draw up the appropriate legal documentation to document the Transfer; and

 

(4)

authority be granted for the Executive Director of Corporate Resources and Customer Services to market and dispose of the remainder of the land in the Council’s ownership to Registered Providers for residential development, with terms of the disposal to be delegated to the Cabinet Member - Regulatory Compliance and Corporate Services.

 

Reasons  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.