Decision Maker: Economy and Growth Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide an update on progress with the Crewe Town Centre Regeneration Programme.
The Committee considered the report which provided an update on progress with the Crewe Town Centre regeneration programme, including projects supported by funding from the Future High Streets Fund and Towns Fund.
Crewe Town Board had undertaken an independent review to consider the cost and delivery risks facing the projects in the Towns Fund programme, particularly in relation to the increasing risk and potential impact of cost inflation.
The outcome of the review was to request the withdrawal of the Lyceum Powerhouse project from the programme, which would create a saving of £4,998,000, which would be reallocated across the programme. As the accountable body for Crewe Town Board and the Towns Fund, the Council’s S151 officer was required to approve any change requests to the Government and given the significance of the decision, the Committee was asked to support this decision.
It was asked if the table at Appendix 2 to the report was up to date and if not, could the latest version be circulated to committee members.
RESOLVED (unanimously): That the Committee
1 note the report and agree to further briefings being brought to the committee on the Crewe Town Centre regeneration programme.
2 approve that submission of a request to Government to remove the Lyceum Powerhouse project from the Towns Fund programme and to delegate authority to the Director of Finance and Customer Services, in consultation with the Executive Director of Place and Crewe Town Board, to propose the reallocation of funding across the remaining Town Funds programme.
Report author: Jez Goodman
Publication date: 21/11/2022
Date of decision: 15/11/2022
Decided at meeting: 15/11/2022 - Economy and Growth Committee
Effective from: 29/11/2022