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School Capital Programme - Additional Projects Report

Meeting: 03/07/2017 - Cabinet Capital Assets Committee (Item 95)

95 School Capital Programme - Additional Projects Report

 Report by the Corporate Director, Dr Carlton Brand.

Supporting documents:


Councillor Laura Mayes presented the report which sought approval to the additional projects as outlined in the report.




1.    To approve the School Capital Projects at Appendix A


2.    To authorise the Corporate Director for Children Services to invite and evaluate tenders for the projects described in this report, and, following consultation with the cabinet member, to award the contract for the project (subject to approval of any necessary statutory proposals) and to authorise, in consultation with the Head of Strategic Asset & FM (or the Asset Portfolio Manager (Estates), in accordance with the relevant scheme of sub-delegation (under paragraph 7 of Part 3B of Wiltshire Council’s constitution)), the acquisition of all land (and the completion of any legal documentation) reasonably required in order to facilitate the Schools Capital Investment Programme.


Reason for Decision:


The Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places, both in mainstream and in Special schools to meet the demand arising across Wiltshire, whether from demographic or population change, strategic housing development growth and the Army Re-Basing programme. The Council also has Landlord responsibilities for the effective management and maintenance of the schools (for which the Council is responsible) estate and the approval of an additional replacement accommodation project will ensure effective use of resources.