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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 10/11/2003
DRAFT CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2004/2005



Summary & Purpose
The report puts forward proposals for the draft 2004/2005 Capital Programme in respect of the General Fund services within the remit of this Committee. The views of the Committee are sought, particularly regarding schemes within the draft 2004/2005 programme.

Quality of Life Implications
Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe Communities
Local Economy
Natural
Resource Use
Pollution
Prevention and Control
Biodiversity
and Nature
Local
Environment
Social
Inclusion
Safe, Healthy
and Active
Communities
Local
Economy
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive


APPENDIX B


WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
10TH NOVEMBER 2003

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Title:

DRAFT CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2004/2005

[Wards Affected: All]
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Summary and Purpose

The report puts forward proposals for the draft 2004/2005 Capital Programme in respect of the General Fund services within the remit of this Committee. The views of the Committee are sought, particularly regarding schemes within the draft 2004/2005 programme.


Quality of life implications – social, environmental & economic (sustainable development):

Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe, Healthy and Active Communities
Local Economy
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive

E-Government implications:

There are no E-Government implications.

Resource and legal implications:

There are no specific legal implications as a result of this report. Resource implications are contained throughout the report.

Introduction

1. Each year, the Council reviews its three-year Capital Programme and in particular agrees the provisions to be included within the Budget for the year ahead. The overall parameters for the Capital Programme are set out within the Council’s Financial Strategy. Initial proposals from officers for 2004/2005 are attached for consideration by Members. The Environment Portfolio is shown at Annexe 1, the Leisure Portfolio is shown at Annexe 2 and the Planning Portfolio is shown at Annexe 3. These will be the subject of initial consideration by the Executive on 2nd December 2003, further consideration during January and final confirmation by Council on 17th February 2004.

Draft 2004/2005 Capital Programme

2. The draft 2004/2005 Capital Programme is based on the three-year Capital Programme as agreed within the existing Financial Strategy. It also includes any slippage from 2003/2004 where this seems likely to occur. Further schemes, which are additional to the existing three-year capital programme but in accordance with Waverley’s Capital Strategy, have been included with the draft programme.

3. The Information Technology programme is in accordance with Waverley’s statement under the Implementing Electronic Government Initiative. Waverley has been awarded grants of 200,000 in 2002/2003 and 2003/2004 to facilitate the implementation of this initiative. A further grant of up to 200,000 for 2004/2005 is dependent upon the outcome of this year’s submission.

4. Initial proposals for the 2004/2005 Capital Programme are considerably in excess of the resources currently allocated within the Financial Strategy. . Therefore, there will be a need for selection of priority schemes to be programmed in 2004/2005. The Committee is requested to indicate any relative priorities it would wish to see attached to specific schemes.

Three-Year Capital Programme

5. The new three-year Capital Programme includes the year 2006/2007 and schemes proposed for that year accord with Waverley’s Capital Strategy. At this stage, proposals for 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 are considerably in excess of resources currently allocated within Waverley’s Financial Strategy. Although there is scope for additional resources to become available in future years, there are likely to be further competing demands on these, including the possible need to finance the affordable homes programme.

6. Currently, the Capital Programme includes an overall annual provision of 300,000 for Matched-Funding schemes. The continuation of the annual provision at this level beyond 2005/6 will be subject to additional resources being allocated for this purpose.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee inform the Executive of its views on the draft Capital Programme for the services within its remit, including any relative priorities it would wish to see attached to specific schemes.

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Background Papers (DoF)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.
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Contact Officer: Mr B Long Telephone: 01483 523253
E-mail: blong@waverley.gov.uk
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