Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 14th May, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY

Contact: Nigel Hill  Email:


No. Item


Notification to those present that the meeting will be recorded and streamed online


Declarations of Interest from Members and Officers


Minutes from the previous meeting held on 26 March 2024 pdf icon PDF 462 KB

Additional documents:


Chair's Update


Newark Long Term Plan for Towns Fund (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 483 KB


That Cabinet:


a)        note the update on the Long-Term Plan for Towns Fund for Newark; and


b)        recommend to Newark Towns Board a number of Newark & Sherwood District Council priority projects and programs we would wish to be considered by them in the preparation of the Newark LTPfT Fund Investment Plan (TIP2), as detailed at paragraph 2.3 of the report.


Newark Towns Fund Update (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 654 KB


That Cabinet:


a)            note the report;


b)            for the Newark Gateway/SiSCLog Towns Fund Project:


i.           agree to pause the Newark Gateway/SiSCLog Towns Fund project until such time as a viable solution for the relocation of Newark Lorry Park and redevelopment of the Newark Gateway site can be presented back to Cabinet;


ii.         subject to b)i) above, agree to informing the Newark Town Board of the decision to pause the Newark Gateway/SiSCLog development, noting that the £4.294m of Towns Fund money allocated to this project will be reallocated to existing undelivered Towns Fund projects by Newark Towns Board, as delegated to its Chair and the Council’s Section 151 Officer;


c)             for the Stodman Street Phase 1 (32 Stodman Street) and Phase 2 (St Marks Place)


i.           subject to approval of the Newark Towns Board Chair and the s151 Officer (in accordance with paragraphs 2.3 of the report), that the Council reallocates the £4.294m as follows: £790,000 towards Stodman Street Phase 1; £310,000 to the Gatehouse and £3.194m of the remaining budget towards a Stodman Street Phase 2, as detailed below;


ii.         subject to c)i) above, to delegate to the Director - Resources in consultation with the Director - Planning & Growth authorisation to submit a Project Adjustment Form to Government seeking formal authorisation to re-allocate the Newark Gateway/SiSCLog grant to the Stodman Street Phases 1 & 2 and to Newark Castle Gatehouse;

iii.       approve, subject to c)i) an uplift of the Stodman Street and Newark Castle Gatehouse budgets within the Capital programme by £790,000 and £310,000 respectively;

iv.       delegate to the Director - Resources and Director - Planning & Growth authority to continue negotiations to establish an appropriate purchase price and funding package for Stodman Street Phase 2 (St Marks Place), subject to c)i) and c)ii) above and subject to a further update to Cabinet on 4 June; and


d)      for the A46 Bypass and the existing Newark Lorry Park, a further report will be brought to Cabinet on the implications of the A46 Bypass including the specific short and long term impact to the existing Newark Lorry Park as a result of the Bypass.


Southwell Leisure Centre Update pdf icon PDF 601 KB


That Cabinet:


a)       remove the capital allocation of £5.5m to build a new swimming facility at Southwell Leisure Centre;


b)       retain the £5.5m in the Council’s Capital Programme to be re-allocated to other health and wellbeing schemes in the District;


c)        give delegated authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Deputy Chief Executive, the Assistant Director - Legal & Democratic Services and the Portfolio Holder for Strategy, Performance & Finance to negotiate the surrender of the current lease with Southwell Leisure Centre Trust;


d)       as consideration for the surrender of the lease, approve a capital budget of £247,000 to be paid to Southwell Leisure Centre Trust for repairs to the current main pool and a further £250,000 as a contribution to essential works to the dry side at the Leisure Centre. The total of £497,000 to be funded from the existing remedial works scheme currently in the Capital Programme, with the remaining balance of £75,855 to be removed from the Capital Programme. Any negotiated terms outside of these financial parameters be brought back to Cabinet for approval;


e)       note the £25,000 budget, for design and feasibility of a new leisure facility, approved by Cabinet on 19 December has not been expended to date and will be returned to the Capital Feasibility reserve on termination of the lease; and


f)         note that the £12,300 to be funded from the Change Management Reserve for the engineered solution to safeguard the structure of the current main pool has not been expended and will be retained in the Change Management Reserve on termination of the lease.



Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee will be invited to resolve:-

‘To consider resolving that, under section 100A (4) of the Local Government

Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items

of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt

information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.’




Categories of “Exempt Information”

Under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended


1. Information relating to any individual.


2. Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.


3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


4. Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising

between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.


5. Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.


6. Information which reveals that the authority proposes –


(a) to give under any enactment a notice under or by  virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person : or


(b) to make an order or direction under any enactment.


7. Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.




Newark Towns Fund Update - Exempt Appendix