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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 15/11/2005
ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY Committee
– 15TH NOVEMBER 2005



Summary & Purpose
The report puts forward proposals for the draft 2006/2007 three–year 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 2006/2007 Programme.

APPENDIX C
Waverley Borough Council

ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY Committee
– 15TH NOVEMBER 2005
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Title:
DRAFT CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2006/2007
[Wards Affected: All]
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Summary and purpose:

The report puts forward proposals for the draft 2006/2007 three–year 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 2006/2007 Programme.
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Environmental implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals that will impact on the environment.

Social / community implications:

The draft Capital Programme contains proposals that will impact on 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.
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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. The Capital Programme proposals from officers for 2006/2007 are attached for consideration by Members at Annexe 1. This Annexe covers all services, not just those within the remit of this Committee. The draft Capital Programme will be the subject of initial consideration by the Executive on 6th December 2005, further consideration during January and final confirmation by Council on 21st February 2006.

Draft 2006/2007 Capital Programme

2. The draft 2006/2007 Capital Programme is based on the three-year Capital Programme as agreed within the existing Financial Strategy. It also includes any slippage from 2005/2006 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 (IEG). The issue of Godalming Leisure Centre will be discussed in more detail later in the agenda.

4. Initial proposals for the 2006/2007 Capital Programme amount to 4.7million. However, the resources identified within the Financial Strategy amount to only 3.0million. Therefore, there will be a need for the selection of priority schemes to determine the 2006/2007 Capital Programme.

5. Members are reminded that the Council’s approved capital priorities are (in order):
I. Health and Safety
II. Disabled Facilities Grant
III. Disabled Discrimination Act (DDA) Grants
IV. Schemes that maintain an income stream or reduce revenue costs
V. Maintaining the Council’s assets
VI. Maintaining services
VII. Electronic Government initiatives to improve customer service
VIII. Farnham Maltings grant
IX. Partnership funding and other service developments

6. The Committee is requested to indicate any relative priorities it would wish to see attached to specific schemes for the services within its remit.

Three-Year Capital Programme

7. The new three-year Capital Programme includes the year 2008/2009 and schemes proposed for that year accord with Waverley’s Capital Strategy. At this stage, proposals for 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 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 an affordable homes programme.

8. 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 2006/2007 would 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

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:

Name: Mr B Long Telephone: 01483 523253
E-mail:blong@waverley.gov.uk

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