Agenda Item No
The Vale of Glamorgan Council
Cabinet Meeting: 7th July 2010
Report of the Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong
Asset Renewal Building Programme
Purpose of the Report
To gain Cabinet's approval for Education Asset Renewal schemes in
the 2010/11 Capital Programme.
That £795k be transferred from the School Investment Strategy
capital budget to form the education Asset Renewal budget.
This will require Council approval.
That the proposed schemes to be funded from the Asset Renewal
budget as listed in Appendix
A are approved.
Reasons for the Recommendations
To set the Asset Renewal budget for 2010/11.
To set the programme and enable the procurement process to
The current budget allocation within the Council's 2010/11 Capital
Programme for the School Investment Strategy is £1,575k.
Relevant Issues and Options
It is necessary to draw up a programme of schemes to be funded from
the Asset Renewal budget. A prioritised list of schemes has
been developed by the School Organisation and Access Manager
(Learning and Development) in consultation with the various
departments by adopting the following criteria and processes.
Extracting from completed Property Condition Surveys works that
have been identified as high priority status.
Utilising an existing backlog list of prioritised schemes which has
been reviewed and updated throughout the year.
Feedback from regular meetings between officers from both Property
and Building Services who have first hand knowledge of many of the
The proposed programme is shown in Appendix A attached to this
The asset renewal programme is treated as a single overall
Should any significant developments occur resulting in the omission
of a scheme, the inclusion of an additional scheme or a virement,
the Director of Finance, ICT and Property, in consultation with the
Leader, have the authority to implement such changes to the
Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)
Cabinet approved £1,575,000 to fund the School Investment Strategy
on 24th February 2010, Minute No. C780 refers. It is proposed
that £795,000 is to be allocated from this School Investment
Strategy to fund 2010/11 Education Asset Renewal budget.
Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)
There are no direct legal implications arising from this
Crime and Disorder Implications
There are no direct crime and disorder implications as a result of
Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language
10. There are no direct
equal opportunities implications arising from this report.
11. To improve the
condition of Council's property stock.
Policy Framework and Budget
12. This report is a
matter for decision by the Council because it is contrary to and
not wholly in accordance with the budget.
Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)
13. Consultation has
taken place with relevant officers from the Service Directorates
and building users. Ward Member consultation is not
14. The Schools Asset
Management Group have been consulted on the proposed asset renewal
programme. This group comprises Headteacher representatives
from each school cluster group across the Vale along with officers
from Learning and Development, Property Section and Building
Relevant Scrutiny Committee
School Organisation and Access Manager
Paula Ham, Head of Strategic Planning and
School Asset Management Group Members
Gareth Bissett, Group Engineer, Property
Laura Davis, Senior Accountant
Director of Learning and Development