Decision Maker: Lead Member for Strategic Management and Economic Development
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider for the County Council reallocate the Local Growth Fund monies received in 2015/16 between approved Local Growth Fund projects
14.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
14.2 RESOLVED to (1) agree the re-profile of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund allocation for the Newhaven Flood Alleviation Scheme as set out in paragraph 1.6 of the report within the agreed arrangements under the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Accountability and Assurance Framework;
(2) Subject to the above, agree that the Section 151 Officer recommend to the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Board for East Sussex - Team East Sussex - under its ‘advisory capacity’ to formally agree the variation under the Local Accountability arrangements; and
(3) Subject to the above, delegate authority to the Section 151 Officer to take any further actions required to enable the scheme’s request for variation to be taken to the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Accountability Board for approval.
14.3 The delivery of the Newhaven Flood Alleviation Scheme by the Environment Agency is integral to realising the growth plans for the town as set out in SE LEP and C2C LEP’s Growth Deal. The scheme will protect existing residential and commercial properties as well as enable further housing and employment sites to come forward.
14.4 In its Growth Deal, SE LEP was allocated £1.5m towards the cost of delivering the NFAS scheme. The EA have requested a re-profile of the available SE LEP funding, as set out in the report. Under Section 1 of the SE LEP’s Accountability and Assurance Framework and our local accountability arrangements, the agreement of the Lead Member and comments of TES are required on any changes or variations to LGF schemes before reporting up to the SE LEP Accountability Board for approval.
Report author: Rupert Clubb
Publication date: 25/09/2015
Date of decision: 15/09/2015
Decided at meeting: 15/09/2015 - Lead Member for Strategic Management and Economic Development