Agenda, decisions and minutes

Executive
Friday 22nd March, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

425.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2019.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 February 2019 were signed as a correct record.

 

426.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

6.  Consideration of Detailed Business Case for the Development of a New Community Stadium for Workington.

Councillor Alan Smith; Other Interest; Due to him being a shareholder of Workington Association Football Club, Councillor Smith made it clear that it was not a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, the total nominal value of the shares being under the threshold of a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, and explained that he had an open mind and was interested in the project as a whole, the football club being only a small part of a much wider regeneration project with jobs and longer term sustainability for the Council as set out in more detail in the report.

 

6.  Consideration of Detailed Business Case for the Development of a New Community Stadium for Workington.

Councillor Mark Fryer; Other Interest; Due to him being a shareholder of Workington Town R.L.F.C. Councillor Fryer made it clear that it was not a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, the total nominal value of the shares being under the threshold of a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, and explained that he had an open mind and was interested in the project as a whole, the rugby club being only a small part of a much wider regeneration project with jobs and longer term sustainability for the Council as set out in more detail in the report.

 

427.

Questions

To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm, 2 working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

 

428.

Members' Announcements

Minutes:

None received.

 

429.

Consideration of Detailed Business Case for the Development of a New Community Stadium for Workington pdf icon PDF 535 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Corporate Director submitted a report which sought member’s consideration and approval of the business case for the development of a new community stadium in Workington including consideration of options for the delivery of the project.

 

Councillor M Fryer moved the recommendations contained within the report. This was seconded by Councillor A Smith. The recommendations were unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

The report detailed alternative options for the funding of the development, alternative procurement options on both construction and funding of the development and alternative options for the future management of the community stadium.

 

Consideration was also given to the impact of not proceeding with the development.

 

The reason for the decision

 

To consider the business case for the development of a new community stadium in Workington including consideration of options for the delivery of the project.

 

The decision

 

Resolved

 

That -

 

1.  The business case for the development of a new community stadium for Allerdale be approved

2.  The Council undertakes a regulated procurement route to select an investor/developer to develop the new community stadium

3.  A business plan be developed for the establishment of a stadium management company. Approval of the business plan including the precise nature and form of the company be delegated to the Corporate Director

4.  The procurement of a contract for the demolition of Borough Park be delegated to the Head of Place Development

5.  The Council authorise a guarantee of the head lease to the investor, the final details of which would be delegated to the Corporate Director in conjunction with the Statutory Officers.

 

430.

Geological Disposal Facility Site Evaluation Criteria pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Policy Manager Nuclear submitted a report which asked members to consider a response to the Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) consultation relating to the criteria they proposed to use to evaluate potential sites for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

 

Councillor A Smith moved the recommendation. This was seconded by Councillor M Fryer. The recommendation was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

Not to respond to the consultation.

 

The reason for the decision

 

To consider responding to the Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) consultation relating to the criteria they proposed to use to evaluate potential sites for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF), and if so, to approve the draft response.

 

The decision

 

Resolved

 

That the draft consultation response, as appended to the report, be approved and submitted to Radioactive Waste Management Ltd.