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Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre Folkestone

Contact: Jemma West 

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67.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council should declare any interests which fall under the following categories. Please see the end of the agenda for definitions*:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)    voluntary announcements of other interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at the meeting.

68.

Princes Parade Business Plan

 This report presents the business case for the Princes Parade project and sets out a proposal for the procurement of the contractor for the leisure centre and associated infrastructure, core consultant team and leisure centre operator. The report also seeks the approval of Cabinet to allow the Director for Place and Commercial to take the steps necessary to deliver the project in consultation with the Leader and the Princes Parade Working Group.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The report presented the business case for the Princes Parade project and set out a proposal for the procurement of the contractor for the leisure centre and associated infrastructure, core consultant team and leisure centre operator. The report also sought the approval of Cabinet to allow the Director for Place and Commercial to take the steps necessary to deliver the project in consultation with the Leader and the Princes Parade Working Group.

 

The report had been considered at the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 12 February 2019, and their comments had been circulated to the Cabinet Members at the meeting.

 

Cabinet Members were advised that the Secretary of State had confirmed that the application would not be called in for determination, and a copy of the letter had been circulated to Members prior to the meeting.

 

Proposed by Councillor Dearden,

Seconded by Councillor Ewart-James; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the wording set out in recommendations 3 and 4 of the report be amended, with the word ‘consultation’ being replaced with the word ‘agreement’

 

(Voting figures: 8 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

69.

Exclusion of the Public

To exclude the public for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 –

 

‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  “Financial or business affairs” includes contemplated as well as current activities.’

 

Part 2 – Exempt Information Item

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Monk,

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Hollingsbee; and

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the public be excluded for the following item of business on the grounds that it is likely to disclose exempt information, as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 –  ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  “Financial or business affairs” includes contemplated as well as current activities.’

 

(Voting figures: 8 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

The meeting was adjourned for a short period to allow members of the public to leave the public gallery.

70.

Princes Parade Business Plan (exempt)

 This report presents the business case for the Princes Parade project and sets out a proposal for the procurement of the contractor for the leisure centre and associated infrastructure, core consultant team and leisure centre operator. The report also seeks the approval of Cabinet to allow the Director for Place and Commercial to take the steps necessary to deliver the project in consultation with the Leader and the Princes Parade Working Group.

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Monk,

Seconded by Councillor Godfrey; and

 

RESOLVED:

1.    That report C/18/69 be received and noted.

2.    That the business case and financial appraisal as set out in the report be approved as the basis for delivering the Princes Parade project.

3.    That the Corporate Director - Place and Commercial be authorised, in agreement with the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Special Projects, to implement the steps necessary to deliver the Princes Parade project as outlined in the report.

4.    The Corporate Director – Place and Commercial be authorised, in agreement with the Leader and Cabinet Member for Special Projects, to dispose of the residential/commercial land at Princes Parade and the existing Hythe Swimming Pool site in order to enable the delivery of the project.

5.    That the grant offered by the Government be accepted under its Accelerated Construction Programme for work to the site.

6.    That the approval of Full Council be sought to release the capital funding necessary to deliver Phases 1 and 2 of the project.

 

(Voting figures: 8 for, 0 against, 0 abstentions).

 

REASONS FOR DECISION:

The decision will allow the development of the Princes Parade Project to proceed in accordance with the resolution of Cabinet on 7 February 2017.