Decision details

Replacing the Regional Pool - NOV20/CAB/50

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report will seek the approval of Cabinet for the Council to work with the PIP with the aim of constructing a new Pool and Leisure Facility at Pleasure Fair Meadows with the PIP managing the completion of construction to the Council's specification and the Council concluding a commercial agreement with the PIP to allow the Council or its selected contractor to operate the completed facility.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to: 


1.    Subject to Recommendation 2 below and contingent on Council independent best value sign off, approve the purchase of a new Regional Pool facility on Pleasure Fair Meadows from the Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP), as per the PIP’s specification set out in the report. 


2.    Recommend to Full Council an amendment to the Council’s budget to include capital purchase costs up to the level indicated in this report of £38m, subject to Recommendation 4. 


3.    Approve an investment into PIP of up to 49% of the project development costs set out in this report (up to £19m). 


4.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Place and Economy, in consultation with the Director of Law and Governance and Director of Resources to negotiate the terms of the investment and enter the necessary legal documents to facilitate the delivery of this project.


5.    Establish a working group comprising Cllr Allen, Cllr Fitzgerald, Cllr Seaton and Cllr Walsh, and appropriate officers, in order to consider the detail of the project with regard to, among other things, the potential provision of a hydrotherapy pool.


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Publication date: 30/11/2020

Date of decision: 30/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 30/11/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/12/2020

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