RESOLVED that Cabinet:
A Acknowledges the progress made in the delivery of the Council’s Housing and Non-Housing Capital Programmes for the third quarter of 2015/16 (as at 3 January 2016) as follows:
(i) Housing Capital Programme – a projected variation of £3,287,000 below the revised budget (representing -13.09%) due mainly to items carried forward from 2015/16 to 2016/17.
(ii) Non-Housing Capital Programme – a projected variation of £864,000 below the revised budget (representing -12.4%).
B Acknowledges the performance in delivering the capital programmes, as summarised in Tables 2 and 5 of the report submitted (reference paragraphs 6 and 22).
C Approves the following new business cases, as detailed in paragraphs 17 to 19 of the report submitted:
(i) Harlow Transformation Project to upgrade the software on which benefit claims are based, funded from reserves (£119,000).
(ii) Management of a biodiversity scheme at Parndon Lock Meadows which is fully grant-funded by the Land Trust (£56,000).
(iii)Work to a retaining wall at Sumners Hatch which has health and safety implications for the area (£11,000).