Decision details

Amelia Scott Budget and Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Notice is hereby given that the Cabinet of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council intends to make a Key Decision in respect of the following matter which may be made in private with less than the 28 days’ notice required by Regulations 5 and 9 of the  Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.  Compliance is impracticable for the reasons as set out in the associated notice.


Furthermore, notice is hereby given that the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed that the making of the decision is urgent and cannot reasonably be deferred.


The report provides an update on progress on the final stages of fit out and sets out the current issues impacting upon the programme and the likely cost due to in programme delay up to planned opening. 





1.    That the budget control total for the Amelia Scott will be increased to £21.27m and the actions proposed to address the increased budgetary required be noted.

2.    That the S151 Officer in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Governance be delegated to make available the gross figure of £468k on request of the head of Economic Development and Property be approved.

3.    That the S151 Officer be authorised to determine the source of additional funding (which may include borrowing) referred to above be approved. 


REASON FOR DECISION: The additional funding would mean the final works would be completed to meet the opening dates in April 2022. 



In accordance with the provisions Of Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 14 in Part 4 of the Constitution, the Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny gave prior agreement that this decision was urgent and would not be subject to call-in as delay would seriously prejudice the Council’s or the public’s interest.


Report author: David Candlin

Publication date: 14/04/2022

Date of decision: 14/04/2022

Decided at meeting: 14/04/2022 - Cabinet

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