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Cabinet Decision: 3rd September 2009
Title of Item/Report
Myplace-DCSF Funded Capital Programme
Record of the Decision
Members were provided with a report that provided background information and an update of progress made on the work undertaken through the myplace youth centre capital programme, funded through the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).

Members were also presented with the outline requirements of the funding process and demonstrated how the project plans to meet the timescales and requirements set by DCSF in the funding programme.

Cabinet was reminded that the Council had had been successful in securing £4,995,250 funding to develop a new youth facility in Tilery area of Stockton on Tees.

It was explained that the funding was administered by Big Lottery on behalf of the DCSF but timescales for the project had been set by DCSF. In July a request was submitted to Big Lottery asking for an extended time period, until the 9 November 2009. This extension was rejected and a new submission date of the 30 September was issued for a detailed Capital Delivery Plan, Business Plan, Draft Partnership Agreement and Legal Documentation. Big Lottery would then assess all plans and provide formal agreement to proceed by December 2009. Capital programmes had to commence by June 2010 and all projects had to be completed by June 2012.

Cabinet was provided with an update on work being undertaken and planned work by the Project Implementation Team and its sub groups to fulfil the numerous requirements associated with the project. Members noted the tight timescales associated with the project and given this agreed a suitable delegation to the Chief Executive Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People.


1. that the development of the implementation process, to date, including the consultation programme on the concept design be approved together with the proposed work schedule for the programme and that the tight timescales be noted.

2. that delegated authority be given to the Chief Executive, in consultation with Lead Cabinet Member, to endorse the required Capital Delivery Plan, Business Plan, Draft Partnership Agreement and Legal Documentation for submission to DCSF.
Reasons for the Decision
DCSF requires Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to submit a detailed
Capital Plan, Business Plan, Draft Partnership Agreement and Legal
Documentation by 30th September 2009.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
By Midnight, Friday, 11 September 2009

Date of Publication: 07 September 2009

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