Decision details

Peterborough Youth Zone - JAN23/CAN/72

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report was to update Members on progress of the project and seek further approvals to allow the Youth Zone project to progress to the next stage of development.



Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1.    Note the progress of the project and endorse the continuation of partnership work with Onside in order to deliver a Youth Zone for Peterborough.


2.    Note the projected total costs for the Youth Zone Project and approve the council’s capital and resource contributions.


3.    Delegate responsibility to the Executive Director of Corporate Services and S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Property and Resources / Childrens Services, Education, Skills and University and the Leader of the Council in respect of:-


·         The final site decision for the Youth Zone.

·         The approval of associated leases and other development agreements with Onside in association with chosen site.

·         The approval to transfer SPF or other funds to Onside Youth Zones in order to complete initial feasibility, design and planning work in line with amounts set out in this report.


Reasons for the decision:

The reasons for the decision were to allow for continued work to be undertaken pending announcement of successful Youth Investment Fund Phase 2 bid, in partnership with Onside charity and successful Shared Prosperity Fund bid.


To allow for flexibility in the programme around final site options due to the timescales, complexity and risks to the project.


Allow for appropriate transfer funds to Onside youth zones in line with Shared Prosperity Fund profile and grant limits.


Alternative options considered:

Both Shared Prosperity Fund and Youth Investment Fund pre application had been submitted and the Council awaited the final outcome. The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting on 20 September 2022 to proceed with feasibility and design work at risk to give the best opportunity to deliver the project and secure £10.9m capital investment as well as £1.1m yearly revenue investment for services for young people.


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Publication date: 16/01/2023

Date of decision: 16/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/01/2023

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