Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


RESOLVED that Cabinet -


a)  endorses the revised programme delivery method for the Carnarvon Terrace and Homes for Dovercourt schemes, as a change from the previous Cabinet decision, which results in the Council managing these projects directly and not Essex County Council led partners, and recognises the need to allocate resources from total project funding available to these schemes;


b)  approves the allocation of up to £1,898,421 from the Council’s remaining Levelling Up Fund Budget of £2.041m to procure professional services in order to deliver the projects through to planning submission, with expenditure from this allocation being in line with the bid submission;


c)   requires that any changes to the projects be made by Officers, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Tourism;


d)  authorises the Corporate Director (Place and Economy), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Tourism, to procure appropriate resources and commission a project team to carry out the associated work including for the design briefs;


e)  approves the necessary exemptions from the Council’s Procurement Procedure Rules in order to enable the Corporate Director (Place and Economy) to enter into an agreement with the relevant Employment Agency to extend the engagement of the Capital Programme Manager; and


f)    delegates the agreement of the final design brief and subsequent planning application submission to the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Regeneration & Tourism.


Report author: Rebecca Bromley

Publication date: 06/10/2023

Date of decision: 06/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/10/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/10/2023

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