Decision status: Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Executive considered a report by the Portfolio Holder – Leisure, Transformation and Partnerships, which sought approval of the Council’s Building, Infrastructure and Leisure Development Programme (BILD) concept, approach and process. This programme included the option for Parish Councils to borrow through the District Council to finance capital works associated with the BILD Programme where appropriate.
The report set out the importance of leisure, recreation and play in communities and their economic impact, as well as the purpose of BILD and how it would work and the potential appetite for the programme.
Executive welcomed the report and hoped Parish Councils would engage with the scheme.
Moved by Councillor Mary Dooley and seconded by Councillor Duncan McGregor
1) the Council’s BILD Programme concept, approach and process including the option for Parish Councils to borrow through the District Council to finance capital works associated with the BILD Programme where appropriate to do so, be approved.
2) Executive receive project proposals for approval on a case by case basis as and when proposals were developed.
(Director of Corporate Resources)
REASON FOR DECISION:
The development of leisure, recreation and play infrastructure was in the interests of all communities. The BILD Programme had been specifically developed/designed to overcome the existing barriers to the development of leisure, recreation and play infrastructure across the district through partnership working between Parish/Town and District Councils.
OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED:
There was no other known option that was available to Parish/Town Councils that was designed to operate the way that the BILD Programme would.
Publication date: 26/05/2021
Date of decision: 24/05/2021
Decided at meeting: 24/05/2021 - Executive