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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 15/01/2008
Draft Capital Programme 2008/2009

Waverley Borough Council

[Portfolio Holder for Finance: Cllr M H W Band
Portfolio Holder for Leisure: Cllr R Steel]
[Wards Affected: ALL]
Summary and purpose:

The report presents the proposals for the draft 2008/2009 Capital Programme in respect of the General Fund services for consideration by the Overview and Scrutiny Committees during January. Observations will be reported to the Executive on 5th February, with final approval of the Capital Programme being determined by Council on 19th February.
Environmental implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals that will improve the environment.

Social / community implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals that will benefit the community.

E-Government implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals for implementing E-Government.

Resource and legal implications:

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


1. The draft Capital Programme was presented to the Executive on 4th December 2007. The Executive supported the proposals and requested that the Overview and Scrutiny Committees give detailed consideration to the Programme during their meetings in January. The Programme is attached at Annexe 1. This Annexe covers all services, not just those within the remit of this Committee.

2. The draft Capital Programme will be the subject of further consideration by the Executive on 5th February and final confirmation by Council on 19th February 2008.

Draft 2008/2009 Capital Programme

3. The draft 2008/2009 Capital Programme is based on the three-year Capital Projection as agreed within the existing Financial Strategy. It also includes any planned slippage from 2007/2008 where this is likely to occur. An indication of the likely slippage was identified in the recent Budget Monitoring report.

4. The Information Technology programme is in accordance with Waverley’s statement under the Implementing Electronic Government Initiative (IEG).

5. The proposed 2008/2009 Capital Programme amounts to 4.6million. In total, this figure is broadly equivalent to the base-level Programme as provided for within the Financial Strategy plus planned slippage of 2.5million. It should be noted that the proposed Weyhill Car Park scheme has been rescheduled to 2009/2010.

6. Members are reminded that the Council’s approved capital priorities are (in order):

1. Health and Safety
2. Disabled Facilities Grant
3. Disabled Discrimination Act (DDA) Grants
4. Schemes that deliver the Leisure Strategy
5. Schemes that maintain an income stream or reduce revenue costs
6. Maintaining the Council’s assets
7. Maintaining services
8. Electronic Government initiatives to improve customer service
9. Farnham Maltings grant
10. Partnership funding and other service developments

7. The Committee is requested to indicate any relative support for specific schemes for the services within its remit.

Three-Year Capital Programme

8. The new three-year Capital Programme includes the year 2010/2011 and schemes proposed for that year accord with Waverley’s Capital Strategy.


It is recommended that the Committee notes the report and informs the Executive of its views on the draft Capital Programme for the services within its remit.
Background Papers ( DoF )

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.


Name: Brian Long Telephone: 01483 523253


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