Reporting Person – Leigh Clarke
The Executive received a report which set out the draft Investment Programme 2022-23 to 2026-27. Attention was drawn to new schemes which had been added since the Programme was approved in February 2022, including the Digital Centre of Excellence, and River Wey flood prevention. It was noted that the budget allowance for Opportunity Purchases had been removed from the Investment Programme.
Following a question regarding the Rainwater Garden Project, it was confirmed that the project was funded by the County Council. Officers advised that the vacant post in drainage and flood risk management was being advertised and that the project was currently being managed within the Council’s Property, Green Infrastructure and Planning teams.
Regarding playground improvement and maintenance, it was noted that a strategy document on play areas would be received by the Executive in the new year.
That (i) the draft Investment Programme for 2022/23 to 2026/27 be received; and
(ii) Managers, Corporate Leadership Team and Portfolio Holders be asked to review the Programme considering project costs and timing.
Reason: To agree the draft Investment Programme for consultation before submission for final approval to the Council in February 2023.