83 Facilitating the Delivery of Strategic Work Programmes.
To give consideration to the capacity and resources to deliver key strategic work programmes. (Report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Growth and Commercialisation enclosed)
Consideration was given to the report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Growth and Commercialisation which sought to provide members with sufficient capacity and necessary resources to deliver key strategic work programmes.
The Portfolio Holder for Growth and Commercialisation introduced the report. A significant capital works programme was in the pipeline for the near future. To allow this to happen, significant infrastructure needed to be put in place. An Executive Programme Manager was needed to aid in the implementation of this.
a) That Members approve the establishment of the post of Executive Programme Manager – Housing and Infrastructure Delivery.
b) That Members approve the principle of the use of the Investment and Growth Reserve to support the cost of this post, with the proviso that officers seek to recover these monies from the grant awarded through Homes England’s Housing and Infrastructure Fund (HIF), once secured, and other sources as appropriate (and that authority to do so is delegated to the Executive Director of Commercialisation in consultation with the Portfolio Holder);
c) That the investment identified in the report to bring forward delivery of section J of the Spalding Western Relief Road be approved; and
d) That the investment identified in the report to bring forward the Holbeach Food Entreprise Zone be approved