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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Philippa Braithwaite  Email:

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Minutes of meeting Thursday, 16 January 2020 of Executive Cabinet pdf icon PDF 240 KB


Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.


If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.


Public Questions

Members of the public who have requested the opportunity to ask a question(s) on an item(s) on the agenda will have three minutes to put their question(s) to the respective Executive Member(s).  Each member of the public will be allowed to ask one short supplementary question. 


Cowling Farm pdf icon PDF 528 KB

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Commercial Services).

Additional documents:


1.    Officers are requested to revisit the options at Cowling to determine if the costs of delivery can be further reduced, whilst still meeting the standards required to obtain planning consent.

2.    Officers are requested to review other sites (presently not allocated for a G&T site) and bring forward additional costed options to meet the G&T current requirement of 5 pitches. These sites may include sites previously considered during the allocation process but discounted due to the size.


Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring 2019/20 Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To consider and receive the report of the Chief Finance Officer.

Additional documents:


1.    Note the full year forecast position for the 2019/20 revenue budget and capital investment programme.

2.    Approval for the contribution of £77,600 from in year revenue underspends to finance the migration of property data into digital formats.

3.    Approval for the contribution of £98,500 from in-year revenue underspends to the Change Management Reserve to finance one-off redundancy and pension strain costs arising from transformation and shared service strategies.

4.    Note the forecast position on the Council's reserves.

5.    Request Council note the capital programme to be delivered in 2019/20 to 2022/23 and to approve the adjustments outlined at paragraph 50 of the report.


Quarter 3 Performance Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 494 KB

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Policy & Governance).


To note the report.


Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.


By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.


Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).


To exclude the public and press.


Allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy Funds

To consider and receive the report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


To approve the allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy monies for £1,806,022.40 for spend on:

·         The cost of installing footpaths, parking, lighting to open space, landscaping and the play area refurbishment at King George V Playing Fields;

·         Open up Footpath 9-2-FP42 (between Bagganley Lane and Froome Street) and improve Footpath 9-2-FP15 that links to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and Healey Nab;

·         Provision of car park to facilitate event parking for Astley Park and Westway on Westway, Euxton; and

·         Highways and infrastructure (the provision of access to and within the site) & relocation of Eaves Lane GP Surgery and Community Centre Development at Tatton, Chorley.


Westway Pavilion Contractor Appointment

To consider and receive the report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


1.    To approve the award of the contract for the construction of the pavilion, car parking and access at Westway Sports Hub to Walter Carefoot & Sons Ltd.

2.    To approve the award of the contract for the installation of grass pitch improvements at Westway Sports Hub to Duncan Ross Land Drainage Ltd.


Council Chamber Project - Update

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Governance).


To note the report.


Review of Large Commissioning

To consider and receive the report of the Deputy Chief Executive.


1.    To continue the process of allocating third sector support through a commissioned service model.

2.    To commission the services based on the distribution of funding as outlined in the report for a further year.

3.    To give the Executive Member (Early Intervention) the delegated authority to approve the preferred provider for each service following a commissioning process.