The Committee considered a report by the Project, Procurement and Open Space Officer (circulated previously) regarding the allocation of section 106 public open space funds towards two projects within the communities of Georgeham and Lee Bay.
The Project, Procurement and Open Space Officer highlighted the following:
· Georgeham Parish Council: Enhancement of the Pavilion at Georgeham Playing field – the Parish Council had been approached by the football club to request the use of the playing field or their club to practice at long term. In order to help support the new club, the parish council intend to refurbish the pavilion on site to upgrade the changing rooms, toilet facilities and external patio area.
· Lee Bay Memorial Hall: New Air source heating system - the Hall intend to install an air source heat pump system into the building in order to provide more comfort for all users, especially in the colder months, but also to aid in the maintenance of the building. The air source heating system had a more positive impact on the environment and sustainability.
· Funding of the section 106 contributions as detailed in paragraph 5 of the report.
(a) £13,641.64 be allocated to Georgeham Parish Council towards the pavilion at Georgeham Playing field; and
(b) £5,600 be allocated to the Memorial Hall, Lee CIO towards the cost of air source heating system.
(c) that the capital programme be varied by £19,241.64 and that funds be released, subject to a Funding Agreement upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed by the Senior Solicitor and Monitoring Officer, for external projects.