Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications which sought approval to accept grant funding from Historic England of £368,294 towards eligible works of £460,367 to carry out repairs to Hopwood Hall.
Not to accept the grant.
1. That the grant funding offer from Historic England is accepted.
2. The Director of Economy be delegated authority to accept the grant on behalf of the Council.
3. That the Assistant Director, Legal, Governance & Workforce be authorised to undertake any legal work on behalf of the Council to ensure that the grant funding offer from Historic England is obtained.
Reason for resolution
To enable the Council to carry out extensive repair works to Hopwood Hall, a grade II* listed building in the Council’s ownership, assisting in the viability of proposals for the sustainable reuse of the building.