Decision details

Levelling Up Fund: Coastal Communities Seafront Infrastructure Project

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek CMB support for, and subsequent Cabinet Approval to deliver programme of capital infrastructure programme of works across the seafront, 100% funded from Levelling Up Fund. To also seek delegation to the relevant Service Director to oversee delivery of the programme


RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)        Approved delivery of the Coastal Communities Seafront Infrastructure Project as set out in the DHULC Levelling Up Funding award to BCP Council;  

(b)        Delegated authority to the Service Director for Commercial Operations in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Operations to spend and deliver the £19.9m project; and

(c)        Agree an update on delivery progress to Cabinet in September 2024

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Connected Communities


BCP Council has formally accepted the grant offer from DHULC. 100% externally funded, the programme delivers monetised benefits of £105,866,082 and a projected benefit to cost ratio of 4.65. Investments will reduce seafront maintenance (revenue pressure) and unlock commercial growth (revenue growth). In order to maintain progress on the project interventions, which have a funding requirement to complete by March 2025, approval is required by 6th September. Risk to approval delay will result in the programme timeline being unachievable and risk funding having to be returned to Government.

Report author: Andrew Emery

Publication date: 08/09/2023

Date of decision: 06/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 06/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/09/2023

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