Agenda and decisions

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Shekinah Room - Jubilee Church Life Centre, 1-5 London Road, Grantham. NG31 6EY. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

No. Item




Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 157 KB


Disclosure of Interests (if any)


Statement of Community Involvement (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 197 KB

    Report of the Cabinet Member for Growth and Communications to approve the draft Statement of Community Involvement taking account of feedback received during the public consultation period.

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    Cabinet approves the revised Statement of Community Involvement following public consultation


    Reasons for Decision


    1.            The report of the Cabinet Member for Growth and Communications

    2.            The requirement to prepare a Statement of Community Involvement as set out in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2014

    3.            Feedback from a 6-week period of public consultation that took place during June and July 2018, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report with officer comment thereon

    4.            Comments made by the Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 13 February 2019 which were captured in the draft Statement of Community Involvement attached as Appendix 1 to the report

    5.            Requirements in the Neighbourhood Plan Regulations 2018


    Other options considered and rejected


    To continue to use the existing Statement of Community Involvement which does not take account of changes in development control processes, or for the Cabinet to make any further amendments to the revised Statement of Community Involvement.


Enhancing leisure opportunities for everyone (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 246 KB

    Report of the Leader of the Council to consider provision of new and enhanced leisure centres across South Kesteven.

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    The Cabinet:


    1.            Formally endorses the Leader’s announcement, made in 2018, to improve and increase the leisure provision in South Kesteven

    2.            Endorses the assessment of delivery options for each of the buildings, for the proposed enhanced leisure offer

    3.            Approves the exploration of options regarding the operation of the current leisure centres and the development of a business case for new operating models including the formation of a Charitable Trust

    4.            Approves the drafting of a Sports and Physical Activity Strategy and a Cycling Strategy as part of the overarching Cultural Strategy

    5.            Recommends to Council that a Budget commitment of £11,000 is sought for the development of a new Cycling Strategy through Sustrans

    6.            Recommends to Council that a budget commitment of £130,000 is sought from the local priorities reserve, to secure appropriate resource to progress the programme to enhance leisure opportunities for everyone (£30,000 to commission InvestSK to commence engagement with the community and sports groups across the district and £100,000 to deliver the programme to the next stage)

    7.            Approves a full consultation exercise around the options for Grantham leisure centre


    Reasons for decision


    1.            The report of the Leader of the Council on enhancing leisure opportunities for everyone

    2.            The benefits provided by leisure in respect of health and wellbeing, education, community development and its contribution to the local economy

    3.            The programme was expected to commence in the 2020/21 financial year

    4.            A feasibility study produced by Mace consultants for all of the existing leisure centre buildings including a condition survey (appendix 1 to the report of the Leader of the Council)

    5.            Details of community benefits for current leisure facilities and proposed mixes as set out in appendix 2 to the report of the Leader of the Council

    6.            The existing leisure centres in Bourne and the Deepings were shared with local schools

    7.            The Council would undertake consultation with all other interested parties on proposals for the new leisure facilities

    8.            There were established swimming clubs in the Deepings, Bourne and Grantham

    9.            Leisure facilities were currently provided by 1Life; the contract was due to end on 3 January 2021

    10.         It was the Council’s intention to draft a Sports and Physical Activity Strategy as part of the overarching Cultural Strategy for the district

    11.         Consultation that was underway on the Council’s Cultural Strategy

    12.         InvestSK had recently appointed a Sports Development Officer to deliver a Sport Strategy

    13.         The Council had engaged with Sustrans to develop cycling and walking strategies

    14.         The budgets for each centre would continue to climb as required repair work increased and equipment reached the end of its useful life; the effect on service provision would trigger penalties under the current operator model and 1Life would be unable to benefit from income from facilities that were no longer in operation


    Other options considered and rejected


    Grantham Meres Leisure Centre


    ·         Extended life


    With the replacement of key equipment and a general overhaul of the existing installations the  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.


Matters Referred to Cabinet by the Council or Overview & Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 190 KB


Representations and questions from Non-Cabinet Members

    The Cabinet notes that prior to the publication of this agenda, no representations or questions had been received from non-Cabinet Members since the last meeting of the Cabinet held on 7 February 2019. The Cabinet may consider representations from non-Cabinet Members following publication of the agenda for this meeting.


Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 191 KB


Items raised by Cabinet Members including reports on Key and Non-Key Decisions taken under Delegated Powers. pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Date decisions effective:

Decisions CO87 and CO88 (1), (2), (3), (4) and (7) as made on Thursday 7 March 2019 can be implemented on Monday 18 March 2019 unless subject to call-in by the Chairman of the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee or any five Members of the Council from any political group.


The recommendations made at item CO88 (5) and (6) stand referred to Council on 23 May 2019.