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Levelling Up Fund – Tranche 2 Bids
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Urgent Decision - Not in Forward Plan
Details for Agenda Sheet
Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity and Sustainability
Implementation Date (not before meeting on)
Tue 28 Jun 2022

This report seeks authority to submit four bids to tranche 2 of the UK government’s Levelling Up Fund. The report also seeks, in the event of successful bids, the acceptance of the funding to deliver the schemes as detailed within the report.

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Decision Maker
Chief Officer Decision Maker
Reason For Key Decision
It will have a significant effect on more than one Ward.
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Place, Prosperity and Sustainability
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Private Reason
Decision Outcome

On 28 June 2022, Cabinet:-

(i)       Approved, the submission of five draft Levelling Up Fund capital bids totalling £82.264million to deliver the schemes listed in paragraphs 3.20 to 3.37 of the report, which are due for submission to the Government by 6 July 2022;

(ii)      delegated to the Strategic Director Place, Prosperity and Sustainability finalisation of the LUF bids in order to submit by the 6 July 2022 deadline, so long as financial values are within 10% of those within this report and the outputs of each scheme are not substantively different to those listed;

(iii)     in the event of successful bids, delegated authority to the Director of Council Management to accept the LUF grant to deliver the relevant scheme(s) listed in paragraphs 3.20 to 3.37 of the report and enter into the relevant funding agreement, subject to the final terms and conditions being acceptable;

(iv)     in the event of successful bids, delegated approval of Outline Business Cases (OBC’s) and Full Business Cases (FBC’s), including revised financial appraisals, for the LUF Tranche 2 projects detailed in paragraphs 3.20 to 3.37 of the report, to the Strategic Director of Place, Prosperity & Sustainability, and the Director of Council Management with the relevant portfolio holder(s);

(v)      in the event of successful bids, approved additional prudential borrowing (PB) of up to £6.542 million detailed in section 7.3 of the report as the City Council’s match funding for Page 3 of 23 the LUF bids however, delegated to the Director of Council Management the ability to optimise sources of match-funding dependent on availability, subject to approval of OBCs and/or FBCs for the individual schemes as part of the City Council’s governance process;

(vi)     subject to approval and acceptance of the LUF funding, approved the Council acting as the accountable body for the National Centre for Decarbonisation of Heat and Edgbaston Stadium and Community Masterplan, which is being delivered by the University of Birmingham and Warwickshire County Cricket Club (WCCC) respectively;

(vii)    subject to approval and acceptance of the LUF funding, approved the Council entering into Conditions of Grant Aid (CoGA) agreements with the following organisations to deliver elements of the Erdington High Street scheme:

          * St Barnabas’ Church, Erdington

          * Witton Lodge Community Association;

(viii)    authorised the Acting City Solicitor to take all necessary steps to carry out preparatory work for three potential Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) in respect of the land identified in exempt Appendix C including the appointment of land referencers, prior to authority being sought for the making and progressing of CPOs;

(ix)     authorised the Assistant Director of Property to negotiate the acquisition of all interests in land outlined on the plans in exempt Appendix C (which shows the maximum anticipated extent) in advance of, and alongside, the making of potential CPO’s and where appropriate, to pay statutory home loss, basic loss and negotiate disturbance compensation to all qualifying owners and tenants;

(x)      authorised the Acting City Solicitor to negotiate, execute, seal and complete all necessary documentation to give effect to the above recommendations.


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Acocks Green; Allens Cross; Alum Rock; Aston; Balsall Heath West; Bartley Green; Billesley; Birchfield; Bordesely & Highgate; Bordesely Green; Bournbrook & Selly Park; Bournville & Cotteridge; Brandwood & Kings Heath; Bromford & Hodge Hill; Castle Vale; Druids Heath & Monyhull; Edgbaston; Erdington; Frankley Great Park; Garretts Green; Glebe Farm & Tile Cross; Gravelly Hill; Hall Green North; Hall Green South; Handsworth; Handsworth Wood; Harborne; Heartlands; Highter's Heath; Holyhead; Kings Norton North; Kings Norton South; Kingstanding; Ladywood; Longbridge & West Heath; Lozells; Moseley; Nechells; Newtown; North Edgbaston; Northfield; Oscott; Perry Barr; Perry Common; Pype Hayes; Quinton; Rubery & Rednall; Shard End; Sheldon; Small Heath; Soho & Jewellery Quarter; South Yardley; Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East; Sparkhill; Stirchley; Stockland Green; Sutton Four Oaks; Sutton Mere Green; Sutton Reddicap; Sutton Roughley; Sutton Trinity; Sutton Vesey; Sutton Walmley & Minworth; Sutton Wylde Green; Tyseley & Hay Mills; Ward End; Weoley & Selly Oak; Yardley East; Yardley West & Stechford


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Overview and Scrutiny

Economy and Skills Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Housing and Neighbourhoods Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Sustainability and Transport Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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  1. pdf Cabinet Report - Levelling Up Fund – Tranche 2 Bids (306Kb)
    1. pdf Appendix A - LUF Risk Register_ (21Kb)
    2. pdf Appendix B - EA Screening (394Kb)
    3. pdf EXEMPT APPENDIX C - LUF Tranche 2 - Potential CPOs - Private Report

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Decision History

Date & Time CreatedUser Full NameStatus DescriptionDetails
 Page 1 of 9, items 1 to 10 of 84.
08/05/2022 23:44:10Ghalub Hussain Business Item Created 
08/05/2022 23:44:10Ghalub Hussain Committee AddedCabinet
08/05/2022 23:44:10Ghalub Hussain Meeting Added28/06/2022 10:00AM
08/05/2022 23:44:24Ghalub Hussain Status ChangedDecision Scheduled [1]
08/05/2022 23:45:08Ghalub Hussain Ward AddedAcocks Green
08/05/2022 23:45:08Ghalub Hussain Ward AddedAllens Cross
08/05/2022 23:45:08Ghalub Hussain Ward AddedAlum Rock
08/05/2022 23:45:08Ghalub Hussain Ward AddedAston
08/05/2022 23:45:08Ghalub Hussain Ward AddedBalsall Heath West
08/05/2022 23:45:08Ghalub Hussain Ward AddedBartley Green


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