Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
(i) That the Council’s commitment to sports & swimming provision in Kidsgrove be reaffirmed.
(ii) That the re-opening of the sports centre as the vehicle for delivery of this commitment be agreed.
(iii) That it be agreed in principle to support option A for the reasons set out at paragraph 3.2 subject to:
a) Validation and confirmation of full cost estimates for refurbishment of the sports centre;
b) Satisfactory assurances that following refurbishment the building will have a life expectancy that justifies the required level of investment from the perspective of both affordability and value for money;
c) Submission and validation of an updated business plan that includes full lifecycle costs and confirms the level of annual subsidy required;
d) Resolution of the outstanding legal issues detailed at paragraph 2.1;
e) The CIO strengthening its capacity and governance to enable the project to be delivered and associated public funds safeguarded
(iv) That an all-party Cabinet panel be convened to consider the revised cost estimates and business plan with a view to Cabinet making a recommendation to Council on reopening the existing Kidsgrove Sport Centre.
Publication date: 16/10/2019
Date of decision: 16/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 16/10/2019 - Cabinet