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Agenda Item No. 8

 

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL 

 

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE AND RESOURCES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 14TH DECEMBER, 2017

 

REFERENCE FROM HEALTHY LIVING AND SOCIAL CARE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 4TH DECEMBER, 2017

 

 

“           INITIAL CAPITAL PROGRAMME PROPOSALS 2018/19 (DSS) –

 

The Committee was informed of the current progress on the Capital Programme for 2017/18 and was requested to consider the initial capital proposals for 2018/19. 

 

Appendix 1 to the report detailed financial progress on the Capital Programme as at 30th September, 2017.

 

Appendix 2 to the report set out the Initial Proposals for the Capital Programme between 2018/19 and 2022/23 for the Committee.

 

New capital bids were invited for return by 30th September, 2017 and the number of bids received was in line with previous years since the five year Capital Programme was introduced (1 from Learning and Skills, 10 from Environment and Housing and 4 from Managing Director and Resources).  Departments were requested to rank and assess their own bids in order of importance before submission and bids from each Department were forwarded to the Insight Group for evaluation.

 

Only those schemes assessed as corporate priority 1 or higher and medium risk or higher were included in these proposals.  In addition the schemes put forward should contribute to at least three Wellbeing and Future Generations outcomes and should have a scheme priority factor of either A/B/Ci/Cii/Ciii.  The bids that did not meet these criteria were excluded from consideration as there was insufficient funding available and the bids relating to this Committee were detailed in Appendix 3 to the report with a reason for their exclusion.

 

The bids that had been funded are set out below with the proposed funding profile:

 

 

Successful Bids

 

2018/19

 

2019/20

 

2020/21

 

2021/21

 

2022/23

 

Total

 

 £'000

 £'000

 £'000

 £'000

£'000

 £'000

Electrical Rewiring - Barry &   Penarth Leisure Centres

1,107

387

36

0

0

 

1,530

Community Centres

15

15

15

15

15

75

Total

1,122

402

51

15

15

1,605

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Operational Manager for Accountancy, in presenting the report, also advised that any recommendations from the Committee were to be put forward to the Corporate Performance and Resources Scrutiny Committee as part of the budget process.

 

A Member queried the allocation of £300k to St. Paul’s Church and was advised that the £233k that had been originally programmed in the budget was no longer required as officers were pursuing the new project proposals from Newydd Housing Association and further detail was awaited pending the outcome of the planning process. 

 

The Chairman, referring to Appendix 3, expressed disappointment in relation to the replacing playground schemes not being included in the Capital Programme and asked whether there was any potential for Section 106 funding.  The Cabinet Member advised that the department was currently looking into the issue of Section 106 funding, in particular for the Rhoose play area.  The Operational Manager for Leisure Services also advised that other funding opportunities e.g. grants were being considered. 

 

Following a query with regard to the Southway project, it was noted that this project was now complete.

 

Having considered the report, it was subsequently

 

RECOMMENDED –

 

(1)       T H A T the changes to the 2017/18 Capital Programme be noted.

 

(2)       T H A T  the Corporate Performance and Resources Scrutiny Committee be requested to ask Cabinet to reconsider the priority bids to include the not proposed replacement playgrounds schemes and that every opportunity and option be explored in order to resource such facilities.

 

(3)       T H A T the Scrutiny Committee receives a detailed update report in respect of the St. Paul’s Church scheme early in the New Year.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       To ensure that Members are aware of the position with regard to the 2017/18 Capital Programme.

 

(2)       To seek Corporate Performance and Resources Scrutiny Committee support in relation to funding allocations for playgrounds and play areas.

 

(3)       In order that the Scrutiny Committee can monitor progress in relation to the scheme for St. Paul’s Church.