Issue details

Submission of the Final Business Case to DFE for The John Wallis Academy, Millbank Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN23 3HG and entry into contract with the building contractor - 12/01901

Approval to submit the Final Business Case to DfE and subject to its approval proceed to financial close and enter into contract with the Academy and building contractor to deliver The John Wallis Academy.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives


This decision is needed in to progress KCC’s Batch 2 Academies Programme. It directly supports 3 of the Bold Steps for Kent. Firstly, it perpetuates the target that all pupils meet their full potential. Secondly, it promotes Kent’s cultural and sporting offer through the first class facilities which will be delivered. Thirdly, it builds relations with key business sectors across Kent, as the supply chain involved in such a project provides work to businesses of all sizes


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision


The impact of the decision is that the project will be able to submit the Final Business Case, and enter into the necessary contracts with the Academy and the Building. The budget for the project is £16.7million. The risks will be set out in the paper intended to support Cabinet in taking this decision.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/12/2012

Decision due: 18 Mar 2013 by Cabinet

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Rebecca Spore, Director of Infrastructure Email: Tel: 01622 221151.

Consultation process



Please state if there are any additional legal requirements to consult other than those stated in the Local Government Act 1999 - Best Value Duty.

There are no additional requirements to consult. Cabinet should note that as part of the detailed planning application, two public exhibitions were held in order that members of the public could view, and comment upon, the proposals.

Aims and level(s) of consultation (KCC consultation levels attached)


Key consultee groups


Start and finish dates of consultation.


Equalities Impact Assessment included in the consultation documentation. Please state where this can be found.


Date of publication of consultation outcomes and updated Equalities Impact Assessment


Informing Only (Who and when)




Has the matter already been discussed by a Cabinet Committee? If not when will be it discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting




Is the matter referred to in your Business Plan or Medium Term Capital Programme?


Yes - The matter is referred to in the Medium Term Plan.


Yes – The matter is referred to in the capital section of the Property & Infrastructure Support 2012/13 Business Plan as a Batch 2 Academy that will achieve contract completion and start of works.


Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision? Is it All Members?


Mike Whitting, and Roger Gough in their capacities as Cabinet Members, and Jim Wedgbury in his capacity as ward member.


Financial implications: Rebecca Spore, Director of Property and Infrastructure Support - 01622 221151

Legal implications: 12/01901

Equalities implications: Significant service developments, reduction, changes in delivery


  • P&IS Business Plan