Decision details

A590 Cross a Moor Junction Improvement

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

The Deputy Leader and Finance and Assets Portfolio Holder presented a report which sought approval to enable the Council to enter into the funding agreements with Cumbria County Council and the Highways Act s274 agreement with National Highways which together with the Growth Deal Funding Agreement completed in March 2021 would allow for the delivery of the scheme. Having concluded the report, the Deputy Leader and Finance and Assets Portfolio Holder proposed the recommendations contained within the report and was seconded by Councillor Ashcroft (Economy Culture and Leisure Portfolio Holder).

 

Members discussed the item in detail and expressed their thanks to Officers for their hard work on the project.

 

RESOLVED – That subject to full Council’s approval of the repurposing of the Cross a Moor contingency reserve:-

 

(1)   the legal and financial advice contained in the report be received;

 

(2)   it be noted that the agreements listed at (3)(a) to (c) are subject to final agreement;

 

(3)   authority be delegated to the Director of Strategy, Innovation and Resources, in consultation with the Finance Lead Specialist (Section 151 Officer), Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer), and the Leader of the Council, to agree any further amendments (within the budget and policy framework and the overall risk envelope), and to approve the entering into of the following agreements (as more fully described in the report):

 

(a)   the Forward Funding Agreement with Cumbria County Council;

 

(b)   the Underwriting Agreement with Cumbria County Council; and

 

(c)   the Highways Act 1980 section 274 Agreement with National Highways.

 

(4)   The signing of the agreements referenced in recommendations 3(a) to (c) inclusive be delegated to the Legal, Governance and Democracy Lead Specialist (Monitoring Officer).

 

Publication date: 06/12/2021

Date of decision: 11/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Council

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