Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Executive - Wednesday 11th May, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Allerdale House

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

486.

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:

None declared.

 

487.

Questions

To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm on a working day, allowing two clear working days before the day of the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

 

488.

Members' Announcements

Minutes:

None received.

 

489.

Capital Investment Strategy 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 419 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Chief Officer Assets submitted a report for members to approve a Capital Investment Strategy for 2022/23. A strategy to provide a high level overview of how the capital programme was determined, and to identify the issues and options that influence capital spending and sets out how the resources and capital programme would be managed.

 

Councillor C Sharpe moved the recommendation; this was seconded by Councillor M Fitzgerald. The recommendation was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

Not to approve the Strategy.

 

The reason for the decision

 

To agree a document setting out the Councils ambitions and priorities over the medium to longer term and that provided a framework for the review and management of existing assets. A document which also indicated the opportunities for partnership working and had a direct relationship with the Treasury Management Strategy and the opportunities and limitations on activity through the Treasury Management prudential indicators.

 

The decision

 

Recommended -

 

That Council be requested to agree that the Capital Investment Strategy 2022/23 be approved.

 

490.

Appointment of Regeneration Programme Support pdf icon PDF 444 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Assistant Chief Executive (Innovation and Commercial) submitted a report which sought members approval of the appointment of a consultant partner to provide additional capacity and support for the delivery of the Regeneration and Investment Programme.

 

Councillor M Fitzgerald moved the recommendations as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor A Pitcher. The motion was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

As detailed in the report.

 

The reason for the decision

 

To provide additional capacity and support for the regeneration programme including the continued development and delivery of the regeneration projects in the Workington Town Deal and the Maryport Future High Street Fund, projects from our Economic Recovery and Growth Strategy, and to support the development of business cases and bids for future funding streams including through the Levelling Up agenda and Shared Prosperity Fund.

 

The decision

 

Resolved

 

That –

 

a)  The current consultancy contract with Mott MacDonald be extended until June 2022 to allow for completion of works within the contract scope, and;

b)  Thereafter, Mott MacDonald be appointed as a consultant partner via the Crown Commercial Services Consultation Framework Three RM6187 / MC3 Lot 8 – Infrastructure including Transport.