Decision details

BASIC NEED UPDATE REPORT

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Update on the Council's Basic Need and High Needs Capital Programme

Decision:

That

1.  The updated Basic Need Programme as set out in Appendix 3 be agreed subject to Full Council approval.

2.  It be agreed that new projects at Bromley Beacon Academy (Orpington), Hawes Down Primary School, The Glebe, the former Marjorie McClure school site and Midfield Primary School, be added to the Basic Need Programme as detailed in the scheme appraisals in Appendix 1 of the report.

3.  It be agreed that schemes to deliver additional primary places at Scotts Park Primary School and St Marys Cray Primary be removed from the Basic Need Programme as these schemes have been on hold for several years and there is currently no projected need for additional places at either of these schools.

4.  The allocation of an additional £177,726 of additional S106 allocations to projects within the Basic Need Capital Programme as outlined in Appendix 2 be agreed.

5.   It be noted that an additional High Needs Capital Provision grant of £6,104,950 has now been allocated to Bromley to cover the period 2023-25. This is higher than the estimated allocation as detailed in the Report.

6.  It be noted that schemes within the Basic Need Programme will be delivered in line with the previously agreed procurement strategy. Awards of contract for schemes within the programme will be delivered in line with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules. In instances grant will be allocated to schools for school led delivery.

7.  In respect of the Salix grant received for the installation of an air source heat pump at the former Marjorie McClure school site that any decision on this aspect of the scheme be deferred until further information is received by the Executive at the Special Meeting on 18th April 2024. 

 

 

Report author: Robert Bollen

Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 27/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Executive

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