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S106 Funding for Community Facilities and Outdoor Sports Facilities

1. Approve the community facilities grant awards following the assessment against the selection criteria of proposals received during the 2018 S106 funding round, subject to business case approval and signed community use / grant agreements.

 

2. Revise the existing allocations of S106 funding for the new Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground Pavilion (now including up to £150k of community facilities S106 funding out of a S106 budget increased to up to £425k) to reflect the extent to which the facility will be used as community meeting space as well as for outdoor sports. The exact funding allocations for this project under development will be subject to the final design details (which will require planning permission) and the approval of the business case for project delivery.

 

3. Allocate up to £250k of outdoor sports S106 funding to enable community use of improved artificial grass hockey pitch provision at the University of Cambridge Sports Ground on Wilberforce Road, subject to business case approval and a signed community use / grant agreements.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £300,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/05/2018

Decision due: 28 Jun 2018 by Executive Councillor for Communities

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Communities

Lead director: Strategic Director (SH)

Department: Community Services

Contact: Jackie Hanson, Community Funding and Development Manager Email: jackie.hanson@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: 1. The 2018 S106 funding round is based on the use of remaining generic S106 contributions in the community facilities category. The process and selection criteria for this funding round were agreed following the report to the Community Services Scrutiny Committee in January 2018. 2. In December 2015, the South Area Committee allocated £403k of S106 funding to the provision of a new pavilion at Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground (based on £370k of outdoor sports S106 contributions and £33k from the community facilities category). As the proposals for the new pavilion have developed, in consultation with local groups, it has become clear that the intended uses of the new facility would merit a larger proportion of community facilities S106 funding. This would now be possible given recent S106 payments received from the nearby Bell School development for community facilities that would be used by its residents. The remainder of the revised budget would be based on outdoor sports S1

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