Decision details

Submission of North Yorkshire project applications to UK Community Renewal Fund

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to act as Lead Authority for the Community Renewal Fund and to submit North Yorkshire applications


The Chief Executive Officer considered the report presented at the informal meeting of the Executive held on 8 June 2021, and having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, resolved for the reasons set out below in this decision record that:
i. NYCC act as accountable body for the Community Renewal Fund in North Yorkshire;
ii. Power be delegated to the Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services in consultation with the Corporate Director Strategic Resources and Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) and the Executive Member for Open for Business, to select, finalise and submit applications with a value of £8.4m as contained in Appendix A of the report, to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for Community Renewal Funding in North Yorkshire; and
iii. Subject to the funding being granted to all or part of the submitted projects, the further administration and delivery of the Community Renewal Fund as Lead Authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services (BES) in consultation with the Corporate Director, Strategic Resources and Executive Members, in order to oversee the implementation of the fund.

Reasons for the decision:

Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee.

Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach will be reviewed by full Council at its July meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer has taken all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter, including considering the views of the Executive Members.

The reasons for the decision in this matter are detailed in the UK Community Renewal Fund Submission Report attached.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 09/06/2021

Date of decision: 08/06/2021

Effective from: 16/06/2021

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