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Agenda Item No 5

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources) Meeting: 21st July 2015

 

Report of the Managing Director

 

Capital Monitoring Report for the period 1st April to 31st May 2015

 

Purpose of the Report

1.         To advise Scrutiny Committee of the progress on the 2015/16 Capital Programme for the period 1st April 2015 to 31st May 2015.

Recommendations

1.         That this Committee endorse the following changes to the 2015/16 Capital Programme and forward such to Cabinet for approval.

  • Modular Building Resiting - Amalgamate the following schemes relating to the re-location of demountables, with an amended budget of £817k, which will be called Modular Building Resiting Ysgol Dewi Sant.

- Ysgol Dewi Sant Demountable Re-location £200k

- Modular Building Resiting £500k

- Llangan Classroom Base £117k 

  • Hen Goleg Works - Amalgamate the following schemes relating to Hen Goleg with an amended budget of £246k.

- Hen Goleg Damp Proofing £97k

- Hen Goleg Car Park Redesign £46k

- Hen Goleg Clock Tower £103k 

  • Culverhouse Cross to St Athan Bus Priority Scheme - Increase the Capital Programme by £76k, funded by a grant from Welsh Government.

Reasons for the Recommendations

1.         To allow schemes to proceed in the current financial year.

Background

2.         Council on the 4th March 2015 minute no 940 approved the Capital Programme for 2015/16 onwards.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.         Appendix 1 details financial progress on the Capital Programme as at 31st May 2015.

4.         The monitoring report shows actual expenditure for the month of May 2015 and is matched by a similar figure in the profile to date column, thereby showing no variances.  Profiled expenditure has been updated where received.

5.         Members should be aware that Appendix 1 now includes requests for unspent committed expenditure that has been slipped from 2014/15 into 2015/16.  This request was approved by Emergency Powers on 16th June 2015.

6.         For all schemes where it is evident that the full year's budget will not be spent during the year, the relevant officers are required to provide an explanation for the shortfall and this shall be taken to the earliest available Cabinet.

7.         Appendix 2 provides non-financial information on capital construction schemes with a budget of over £100K.   Where a budget shown in Appendix 1 is more than £100K but is made up of several schemes that individually are less than £100K, the scheme is not included in Appendix 2.

Learning and Development

8.         Modular Building Resiting - It is requested that the following schemes are amalgamated in order to enable a more co-ordinated approach to the procurement and re-location of Ysgol Dewi Sant demountable's to Llangan and Fairfield.  The total budget for the amalgamated scheme will be £817k and the scheme name will be Modular Building Resiting Ysgol Dewi Sant.

  • Ysgol Dewi Sant Demountable Re-location £200k
  • Modular Building Resiting £500k
  • Llangan Classroom Base £117k

Social Services

9.         Hen Goleg Works - It is requested that the following schemes are amalgamated in order to enable a more co-ordinated approach to the procurement and delivery of a number of related schemes at Hen Goleg.  The total budget for the amalgamated schemes will be £246k.

  • Hen Goleg Damp Proofing £97k
  • Hen Goleg Car Park Redesign £46k
  • Hen Goleg Clock Tower £103k 

Development Services

10.      Gileston Road and St. Athan Crossroads - Emergency Powers have been used to approve the inclusion of £36k in the Capital Programme for the works to Gileston and St Athan Crossroads.  This scheme will be funded from S106 monies.

11.      Barry Community Water Sports Facilities - Emergency Powers have been used to approve the inclusion of £106k in the Capital Programme for the Barry Community Water Sports Facilities Scheme.  This scheme will be funded from S106 monies.

12.      Marketing and Disposal of the Innovation Quarter Southern Development Site, Barry Waterfront/ Nell's Point, Barry Island - Emergency Powers have been used to approve the inclusion of £50k for each of the schemes listed above.  These schemes will be funded from Capital Receipts.

13.      Culverhouse Cross to St Athan Bus Priority Scheme - A grant award of £76k has been approved by Welsh Government for the continuation of the Culverhouse Cross to St Athan Bus Priority Scheme.  It is therefore requested that the 2015/16 Capital Programme is increased by £76k. 

Resources

14.      Marketing and Disposal of part of Cowbridge Livestock Market - Emergency Powers have been used to approve the inclusion of £100k for the scheme listed above.  This scheme will be funded from Capital Receipts. 

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

15.      There are no direct financial implications of this report. 

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

16.      There are no sustainability and climate change implications.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

17.      There are no legal implications

Crime and Disorder Implications

18.      There are no crime and disorder implications.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

19.      There are no equal opportunity implications.

Corporate/Service Objectives

20.      Effective monitoring assists in the provision of accurate and timely information to officers and Members and in particular allows services to better manage their resources.

Policy Framework and Budget

21.      This is a matter for executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

22.      Each Scrutiny Committee will receive a monitoring report on their respective areas. This report does not require Ward Member consultation.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

23.      All.

Background Papers

None.

 

Contact Officer

Victoria Williams

Capital Accountant

 

Officers Consulted

The Directors of Resources, Social Services, Development Services and Learning and Skills.

 

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas

Managing Director

 

 

 

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