Decision details

STG Building Control Partnership Business Plan for 2019-22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet was reminded that the South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership (involving Medway, Gravesham, Swale and now Canterbury) went live in 2007 and was now in its third five year term. The partnership’s Business Plan outlined how the building control function for the partnership Councils would be delivered over the next three years and also included a financial plan up until 2021-22.


Before 1 October each year, the Joint Committee is required to approve and send its draft Business Plan for the following year to each partner authority for comment. The Joint Committee agreed a consultation draft on 20 September 2018.


Members were presented with the Business Plan for 2019-22 together with the Financial Plan and Delivery Plan.


The Director (Housing and Regeneration) advised that for Gravesham BC, the contribution to the shared service will fall from the current £48,733 in 2018-19 to £40,067 by 2021-22.


The Director (Housing and Regeneration) also advised of a potential in-year budget deficit arising as a result of a sudden fall in income between August and November and sought authority to authorise any necessary additional contributions.


Resolved that:-

1.    the proposed STG Building Control Partnership Business Plan 2019-22 (28 September 2018, Version 2), including the Financial Plan, and also the Delivery Plan (28 September 2018, Version 2), appended to it be approved;

2.    the Secretary to the STG Joint Committee to be notified accordingly; and

3.    Cabinet delegates to the Director (Housing and Regeneration), in consultation with the Leader, the authority to approve any additional Gravesham contribution, to balance any deficit that may arise for the STG Building Control Partnership in 2018-19.  Any such contribution required will therefore be an overspend to the current revenue budget.  It will either be offset by corresponding cross-council underspends, or funded from working balances.


Publication date: 07/01/2019

Date of decision: 07/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 07/01/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/01/2019

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