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Youth Zones - Progress to Outline Business Case

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to undertake all steps necessary for the preparation of an outline business case.



  1. Approve progression of the Youth Zones Project to Outline Business Case.
  2. Approve the application for grant funding from the Youth Investment Fund which, if successful, will reduce the LA reliance on Covid Recovery Capital Funding for this project.
  3. Note the proposal for Onside to attract £4.2m of funding to match fund the BCC contribution towards a Youth Zone with a total build cost of £8.4m
  4. Note the proposal that ongoing revenue funding of £400k per year (30% of operating costs) will be sourced through the re-commissioning of youth services and that these plans will also be submitted to Cabinet for decision.


Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 09/03/2021

Date of decision: 09/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/03/2021

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