Decision details

Peterborough Youth Zones - SEP22/CAB/27

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to set out the opportunity to bid for the Department of Culture Media and Sport, Youth Investment Fund Phase 2, partnering with “OnSide” (a national charity) to build and run a Youth Zone in Peterborough


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1. Support the principle of developing a Youth Zone for Peterborough.

2. Support a bid to Youth Investment Fund (phase 2) in partnership with OnSide Charity.

3. Delegate the final wording and sign off of a letter of intent, draft Heads of Terms for a lease and contract and any conditions required by the Council to the Director of Resources and Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property and Resources.

4. To note that a further report will be required should the project proceed to agree to the selected site and its disposal under a lease.

5. To agree that in order to meet the project delivery and spend timescale required by DCMS the initial project development work including site investigations continues at risk to RIBA 2 at a cost

of up to £250k pending the outcome of the bid submission likely to be mid-December 2022.

Reasons for the decision:

The reasons for the recommendations in this report are to allow for continued work to be undertaken to work toward the submission of a Youth Investment Fund Phase 2 bid, in partnership with OnSide charity.


To consider the opportunity options and allow for delegated authority to Director of Resources and Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Cabinet member for property and resources to manage the risk and optimise the success of any bid made.

Alternative options considered:

There are alternative options set out in paragraph 4.6 of this report

Publication date: 20/09/2022

Date of decision: 20/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/09/2022

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