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Public Art Commissioning Strategy and the use of S106 Funding for Public Art

a. To approve recommended S106 public art grants in those parts of Cambridge where generic S106 funding for public art is available and where eligible grant applications have been received in November-December 2023.
b. To approve a Public Art Commissioning Strategy.
c. To approve a new process whereby any generic S106 funds in the public art category, which are within two years of the date by which they need to be used or contractually committed, may be de-allocated from a project that is unlikely to deliver on time, so that they could be re allocated to another relevant project which could make timely use of this funding.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities living or working in any ward in Cambridge;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2024

Decision due: 21 Mar 2024 by Executive Councillor for Communities

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Communities

Department: City Services Group

Contact: Alistair Wilson, Strategic Delivery Manager Email: Alistair.Wilson@cambridge.gov.uk.

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

Background Information: The Council collects developer contributions (known as S106 funding) from developers to mitigate the impact of development in Cambridge. This includes generic S106 funds, secured in agreements before April 2015, the uses of which are identified via S106 funding rounds. This report will take stock of recently completed projects and other funding allocations, plus remaining S106 funding availability. See Overview of S106 funding - Cambridge City Council. Alongside the development of a Public Art Commissioning Strategy (mentioned in a report to this Committee in March 2022), the Council has run another public art grant round, seeking grant applications from community groups/local organisations working with an artist. The purpose is to identify high quality, new original public art projects, which involve an artist, engage the community, are publicly accessible and provide a lasting legacy and which would enable remaining S106 funds for public art to be used on time.

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