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Jesus Green Lido Improvements

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Communities.

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Approve proposals to improve the pool and facilities.


Matter for Decision

A range of investigatory work was being undertaken at the Jesus Green Lido to consider current issues, future requirements and options to achieve these. This includes investigative work and structural assessment of the current buildings and pool tank along with potential investments required to maintain them for either their continued use or provide replacement facilities.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Communities

       i.          Approved the phased approach outlined in this report to implement short term and consider longer term improvements to Jesus Green Lido.

     ii.          Approved, subject to business case approval, the use of all remaining S106 developer contributions collected under the ‘swimming pool’ contribution type for eligible improvements at Jesus Green Lido proposed in this report. This includes unallocated swimming pool S106 contributions already received and those received in future.

   iii.          Agreed to de-allocate £250,000 of generic S106 contributions from the Jesus Green Rouse Ball Pavilion project, so that these funds can, instead, be made available for other projects to mitigate the impact of development in Cambridge (that is, £125,000 back to community facilities S106 funds and £125,000 back to outdoor sports S106 funds).


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Sport & Recreation Manager.


The Sport & Recreation Manager said the following in response to Members’ questions:

       i.          Phase 1 will continue and not be reported back to committee. Anything concerning phase 2 would come back to committee for consideration.

     ii.          Project phase two: Officers would liaise with stakeholders to identify possible options and additional investments to improve the facility, and considered as part of the new leisure contract offer from October 2023 onwards. Any future proposals would also require approval from both elected members and planning permissions.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.

Publication date: 31/10/2019

Date of decision: 03/10/2019