Decision details


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

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