Report of the Director of the Built Environment.
Members considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment regarding the City Cluster Area – Updated Delivery Plan and the accompanying Gateway 3 report of the Director of the Built Environment regarding the City Cluster Area – Well-being and Climate Change Resilience Programme and the following points were made.
· The Director of the Built Environment noted that the proposal before Members was to deliver an updated delivery plan financed by s106 monies. The plan would be focused on three programmes: pedestrian priority and traffic reduction; well-being and climate change resilience; and activation and engagement.
· The Deputy Chamberlain noted that her department had reviewed the programme and noted that elements of the programme would only proceed once the associated funding was confirmed.
· In response to a question, the Director of the Built Environment confirmed that associated costs such as those concerning engagement and consultation were included within the figures quoted in the reports.
· In response to a question, the Director of the Built Environment confirmed that St Peter-upon-Cornhill was included within the programme but that, due to access issues, St Katharine Cree was not included.
RESOLVED, that Members,
· Agree the updated City Cluster area delivery plan 2020-2023 as set out in this report.
· Note the estimated cost of £2.4m - £2.9 to deliver the three programmes for 2020-2023, to be fully funded by site specific Section 106 contributions and the Transport for London Liveable Neighbourhoods grant, however this cost estimate does not preclude the opportunity to secure additional funding to deliver further change where there is a demonstrable need from TfL, from restricted funds linked to local development sites or from third party sponsorship, subject to Member approval (refer to Appendix 4 for detailed information on funding structure).
· Note that gateway reports will be submitted for each individual project and area programme reports are to be submitted annually.
· Approve the allocation of £37k staff costs from the Pinnacle S106 towards the development and management of the City Cluster Area programme.