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The purpose of
the report is to notify of the contracting for a new investment in
the former Mill Pond Adventure Playground in Bewbush.
The playground site no longer operates following closure in 2021 and the decision is taken so that important works can proceed, bringing the site back into service as an unsupervised play area with a new range of play facilities meeting modern standards for play and recreation.
Following a tender process, an appropriate play area design proposal was awarded to one supplier for the new scheme.
Decision Maker: Head of Community Services
Decision published: 12/12/2023
Effective from: 18/01/2023
To enter into
contract with the chosen supplier for the new play area scheme at
Mill Pond Bewbush. The contract included the play scheme element
along with ancillary works being completed in other areas of the
This decision has been taken by the Head of Community Services in consultation with the Head of Corporate Finance and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing.
Lead officer: Ben King
To consider and agree the rent setting levels
for 2023/24 for properties held in the Housing Revenue
Decision Maker: Cabinet Member For Housing
Decision published: 23/01/2023
Effective from: 30/01/2023
to approve the Housing Revenue Account Property Portfolio rents for 2023/24 to implement a 7% increase for social and affordable dwelling rents and to increase rents for shared ownership and hostels by 7% as set out in report CH/200
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Lead officer: Amanda Kendall
In November 2021 (Report HPS
29), Cabinet approved the funding for a study to examine the
technical feasibility and economic business case for the Phase 2
expansion of the Town Centre DHN to incorporate properties and
developments adjacent to the existing DHN. The study would also
examine the potential to amend the fuel source from gas to a more
sustainable heat source in line with the Council’s carbon
The study was to be carried out in two phases, phase 1 feasibility and phase two full business case. Consultants to conduct the studies were subsequently procured and the first phase of the study (feasibility) has now been completed.
Cabinet delegated authority to the Head of Major Projects and Commercial Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability to review findings of the feasibility study once and decide whether to proceed with the second phase.
The feasibility study outlined an economically viable option for the expansion of the DHN, so it is recommended to proceed to the second phase of the study - the full DPD (detailed project development) and business case assessment for the expansion and decarbonisation of the Town Centre DHN.
HNDU funding of £129,950 has now been secured for this work, which the council will match fund with £55,000 from the Town Centre Capital budget (already allocated).
The DPD study could commence as early as January 2023 and will take around 9 months.
Decision Maker: Head of Major Projects and Commercial Services
Decision published: 16/01/2023
Effective from: 11/01/2023
Approve proceeding with the
second phase of the District Heat Network (DHN) Phase 2 expansion
and decarbonisation study to produce a full business case for the
project and earmark a further £55,000 match funding from the
Town Centre capital budget for this purpose.
The decision has been taken following review of the outcomes of the first phase feasibility study in full consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability who gave his approval at his Portfolio Briefing on 5 January 2023.
Lead officer: Louise Skipton-Carter