Decision details

Locally Important Projects 2019

Decision Maker: Delegated Executive Decisions

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

(Director People and Places)

 

Summary

 

Consideration was given to grants which had been recommended by the Locally Important Projects (LIPs) Panel.

 

The New Homes Bonus had commenced in April 2011 and Cabinet had established that 40% of the funds would be apportioned to LIPs.  LIPs funding could be used to support the delivery of appropriate infrastructure works such as additional, or extension of, social facilities and improvements to paths, walkways and the local environment. Parish and town councils and community organisations were eligible to apply for funding for a LIP.   Projects would have to meet local community aspirations and needs, address community infrastructure needs and provide good value for money and deliverability.

 

A seventh round of bids had been opened in December 2018 and 27 applications had been received. The applications had been considered by Members, with officer support, and had been scored against an agreed criteria which included value to the community and disadvantaged groups, links to Council Plan priorities and a high level of match funding and partner buy-in.  Grant awards would be subject to any requests for clarification and relevant criteria being satisfied, and the signing of a funding agreement.

 

Decision

 

(1)        The grants be awarded, as recommended by the Locally Important Projects Panel, shown in paragraph 3.6 of the report and set out below:-

 

ORGANISATION

PROJECT

PROPOSED GRANT

Argles Memorial Hall

Upgrade to Windows in Hall

£2,000

Arnside Educational Institute

Stage and Facilities Refurbishment

£5,000

Arnside Parish Council

Pier Railing Replacement

£5,000

Crosthwaite Exchange

Upgrades to Kitchen

£2,000

Dent Parish Council

Fencing around Playground

£3,000

Ford Park Community Group

Infrastructure Improvements

£5,000

Furness Youth Theatre

New Printer

£250

Kendal Civic Society

Nobles Rest Entrance

£12,000

Levens Parish Council

Levens Village Hall

£40,000

Levens Playing Field Committee

Levens Playing Field Development

£7,500

Preston Patrick Memorial Hall

Car Park Resurface

£2,000

Quaker Tapestry

New Entrance Facilities

£3,700

Space2Create

New Reception Facilities

£7,500

Stainton Parish Council

B4RN for Stainton

£20,000

Staveley Parish Council

Jacks Corner – Community Space

£2,700

The Coniston Institute

Toilet Block

£20,000

The New Hutton Institute

Kitchen Extension

£5,000

Ulverston Town Council

North Lonsdale Road Play Area

£20,000

Windermere and Bowness Civic Society

Accessibility to Biskey Howe Point

£2,271

 

 

 

Total recommended:

£164,921

 

(2)        Officers be authorised, in consultation with the Solicitor to the Council, to finalise terms of the separate funding agreements with each organisation.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

This will support the Council Plan’s Housing priority – “We will continue to use our resources (e.g. New Homes Bonus and Second Homes Fund) and assess how they are best applied to different delivery models, to help build affordable housing and to support locally important projects.”

 

The allocation of funding to Locally Important Projects supports the delivery of appropriate infrastructure works which address priorities identified in local communities.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

 

The recommendations for allocating the Locally Important Projects funds have been based on an approved objective assessment process.  No alternatives are available if the funding is to be allocated within the scheme.

Report author: Simon Blyth

Publication date: 15/03/2019

Date of decision: 14/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2019 - Delegated Executive Decisions

Effective from: 25/03/2019

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