Decision details

Determining Rutland County Council be the Lead Local Authority for the joint Rutland and Melton Levelling Up Fund Round 2 bid

Decision Maker: S.151 Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the UKSPF investment plan, expenditure profile and deliverables for submission to the Department of Levelling Up, Homes and Communities by the deadline of noon on 1st August 2022.


To enable Rutland County Council to bid for LUF Round 2 funding in conjunction with Melton Borough Council and optimise the likelihood of success.

It has been decided that Rutland County Council should be the lead local authority given its unitary status and as the Local Transport Authority.

The Council is keen to work with partners in the Integrated Care System to improve health provision and facilities within the Rutland County. It is committed to using some of its developer contribution funding (s106 and Community Infrastructure Levy) to deliver health infrastructure. It has been decided to commit, in principle, £1.2m of developer contributions to improvements in provision at the Rutland Memorial Hospital site should the LUF bid prove successful.

Alternative options considered:

1) Not to bid for LUF
2) Melton Borough Council to act as lead Local Authority
3) Not to commit any local authority match funding

Publication date: 02/08/2022

Date of decision: 02/08/2022