Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Approval to submit a joint bid for Round 2
funding with Melton Council to invest in local transport projects,
regeneration of town centres and high streets and support cultural
and heritage assets to make a real difference to Rutland.
1. APPROVED the submission of a joint application by Rutland County Council and Melton Borough Council for Round 2 of Levelling Up Funding, in line with the Councils Constitution Financial Procedure Rules.
2. Authority be DELEGATED to the Strategic Director – Places in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development toagree with Melton Borough Council which organisation acts as nominated Lead Local Authority for the Levelling Up Funding bid. The Lead Local Authority function should be undertaken on a full cost recovery basis and a formal agreement between the two local authorities governing the working arrangements including a partnership governance structure.
3. Authority be DELEGATED to the Section 151 Officer and Strategic Director – Places in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Portfolio Holder for Resources to include indicative match funding in the bid so long as it has no direct impact on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan and subject to formal Council approval should the LUF bid prove successful.
4. NOTED that the joint application was submitted on the basis that a detailed discussion regarding funding included any ongoing financial implications would be required should the Council be successful in securing the bid. Any discussions would result in a Full Council decision to accept or reject funding offered.
Report author: Angela Culleton
Publication date: 14/06/2022
Date of decision: 14/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet