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Assets, Projects and Strategy Committee

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Information about Assets, Projects and Strategy Committee

Oversight of asset management, alongside the purchases, enhancements and redevelopments of council owned assets, including those from wholly owned subsidiaries or joint ventures.


The committee shall consider all matters of policy and strategic importance to the Council including matters referred to it by other Committees and/or Chief Officers for the purpose of developing or renewing strategies and policies.

 

Oversee the implementation of policies and strategies set by the Full Council.

Develop, review and recommend policy to the Full Council.

 

Formulate the budget for the committee’s areas of responsibility for recommendation to the Full Council.

 

Monitor the use of financial and other resources in the delivery of services.

Monitor progress against delivery objectives and key performance indicators.

Agree to consultation responses to matters within the Committee’s remit unless reserved to the Full Council.

 

To appoint representatives to any outside bodies which fall within the remit of this committee.

 

Responsibility for all decision-making in respect of matters within the Committee’s remit unless restricted by other provisions contained within this constitution or by statute.

 

To determine fees and charges relevant to the committee.

 

Responsibility for Functions

 

Asset Management

1.    The acquisition and disposal of land and property and taking of leases, licenses, dedications and easements.

2.    To identify, develop, monitor and oversee the delivery of council asset projects, including those developed by wholly owned subsidiaries or within joint venture arrangements, in accordance with relevant rules and regulations.

3.    The granting variation renewal review management and termination of leases, licenses, dedications and easements.

4.    Promoting the use of Council owned assets by the local community and other interested parties.

5.    To include properties within the Council’s Asset Management Portfolio including Halls etc.

6.    To take a strategic approach to asset management, ensuring that the use of all of the Council’s Property assets achieves Value for Money and supports the achievement of the Council’s corporate priorities.

7.    To review the corporate Asset Management Plan annually.

8.    The acquisition of land in advance of requirements for the benefit, improvement, or development of the Borough.

9.    Disposal of land surplus to the requirements of a council function.

10.Appropriation of land surplus for the requirements of another Council function.

11.Promote the use of Council owned assets by the local community and other interested parties where appropriate.

12.To receive updates and reports on the Asset Development Programme and the work of the Asset Development Programme and Project Board.

13.To take a strategic approach to commercial activity, both existing and new, ensuring the Council realises revenue generation opportunities an supports the achievement of the Council’s corporate priorities.

14.To agree and monitor the governance arrangements for any commercial and/or partnership arrangement with the Council.

15.Promoting a culture of entrepreneurialism and building the required skills and capacity.

16.To consider and approve business cases and commercial business plans for commercial activity.

17.To regularly review the compliance of council owned assets to relevant regulations and legislation, and to make recommendations to reach a state of full compliance.

18.To receive and approve within delegations, asset enhancement and redevelopment proposals, for council owned assets. When outside of delegations to make recommendations to the relevant committee or full council as appropriate.

19.All Asset Management proposals that have additional financial or budgetary implications will be referred to the Finance & Resources Committee for their consideration, confirmation and appropriate approvals, with referral to Ordinary Council as necessary.

 

Projects

1.    To identify, monitor and oversee the implementation of those Corporate Projects that have been agreed by the committee to be major.

2.    These are not to be limited to physical asset projects, but could include any policy development or implementation considered to be major.

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Strategy

1.    To be the committee responsible for assessing local, regional and national strategic partnerships including South Essex Councils and the Rochford Partnership.

2.    To undertake and discharge any functions in relation to strategic policies including periodic reviews of the policy framework adopted by full Council from time to time except where required by law to be undertaken elsewhere.

3.    To develop an appropriate programme of assessment and renewal of council strategies, across all areas, and to implement work programmes to propose such strategies for appropriate consideration and consultation.

4.    To commission and receive responses to consultations on key strategies.

5.    To propose new Strategies to Full Council or appropriate Committees for adoption.

 

Scrutiny

1.    To advise the Scrutiny, Performance and Standards Committee or the Audit, Governance and Appointments Committee as appropriate of any matters that require scrutiny in accordance with the Audit and Scrutiny Procedure Rules.

2.    To receive requests and determine on matters that require scrutiny from any Committee in accordance with the Audit and Scrutiny Procedure Rules.