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					                                                                                                     APPENDIX 5
                                                                                                    (CM – 17.12.02)



     FURTHER DETAIL OF SCHEMES INCLUDED IN THE UNAPPROVED                                                      SECTION
     OF THE CAPITAL PROGRAMME (SHOWN AT APPENDICES 3 AND 4)

1.   SWANAGE BEACH RECHARGE SCHEME

     Proposed scheme for sand recharge and new timber groynes of Swanage beach was established as the best
     option within the Swanage beach management study. Under current rules, a capital cost for such schemes
     are met by DEFRA grant plus loans via Supplementary Credit Approvals (SCAs). Revenue Support Grant via
     the Standard Spending Assessments covers the revenue costs of SCAs. Further information will be contained
     in a report following completion of the consultants’ final report.

2.   VILLAGE HALL GRANTS

     To enable contributions of up to ten per cent towards the establishment and refurbishment of community halls.
     These schemes require prior approval by the DCA for Dorset who co-ordinate such applications. The sum in
     2003/04 includes a contribution of £25K towards a possible replacement village hall at Morden.

3.   WESTPORT HOUSE – PLAN PRINTER

     Based on a six-year replacement schedule.

4.   WESTPORT HOUSE – TELEPHONE SYSTEM

     Switch and software purchased in 1996 as a second user with an estimated eight-year life span.

5.   WESTPORT HOUSE – FRANKING MACHINE

     Based on an eight-year replacement schedule.

6.   HERITAGE LOTTERY BID – KEEPING PURBECK SPECIAL

     The Council (as lead partner) approved the bid for submission on 21 March 2000 (Report H), involving a £20K
     capital contribution. This capital contribution would be used to match fund appropriate elements of the bid
     such as Wareham Walls Management or to fund Heritage Centre displays subject to a further report to
     Council on the revised bid. The submission was made in November 2000, with feedback received in August
     2001.

     The original bid, supported by all the partners, consists of a number of interconnected parts, which have been
     well researched, and the subject of three detailed feasibility studies. It aims to promote the sustainable
     management of Purbeck’s landscapes and habitats through a package of the following measures:

     ♦               Promoting the sustainable management of Purbeck's natural heritage, through stone wall renovation,
                     scrub clearance and rare breeds, and biodiversity demonstration project.

     ♦               Securing an economic future for Purbeck’s landscape through the development of a Purbeck products
                     scheme, promoting local produce arising from the environmentally sensitive management of the
                     countryside.

     ♦               Spreading the message of responsible land management and environmental awareness to residents
                     and visitors through provision of interpretative and educational material at the gateway to Purbeck at
                     Holy Trinity Information and Heritage Centre, Wareham.

     The full value of the bid originally amounted to £1million.

     HLF advisors suggested that the scale and scope of the bid be widened, but that first it should be worked up
     in more detail to enable a full assessment to be undertaken and a complete picture to be provided. They

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      suggested that a separate application for a post to resubmit and develop the stage one bid for a one-year
      period. The bid for a project officer has been approved and the post holder is due to start on 2nd December
      2002. The project officer will be externally funded with in kind support from the Council in the form of
      accommodation.

7.    TOILET REFURBISHMENT

      Provision of £30,000 has been made in each of the next two years to enable years 3 and 4 of the four year
      programme contained in the draft action plan for service improvement, agreed by Council 16 October 2001, to
      be carried out.

8.    WESTMINSTER ROAD DEPOT - REWIRING

      To comply with the wiring regulations which require installation checks on industrial buildings every 3 years

9.    WESTMINSTER ROAD DEPOT - OVERCLADDING ROOF

      The roof covering is becoming porous and at the end of its useful life.

10.   WESTMINSTER ROAD DEPOT - RESURFACING ACCESS ROAD

      This is to cater for essential maintenance and to meet the requirements of the Environment Agency with
      regard to surface water discharge.

11.   WOOL STATION ENHANCEMENT WORKS

      Based on details agreed by Council on 16 October 2001. Assumed at this stage that the capital receipt from
      the sale of land at Breachfield, Wool will be used to finance the enhancement works, with a annual saving on
      toilet running costs in respect of cleaning and maintenance.

12.   WAREHAM TOWN WALLS

      Based on the capital expenditure profile for the first five years in the Management Plan adopted as a policy
      document by Council on 16 October 2001. All expenditure is assumed at this stage to be funded by external
      sources.

13.   PURBECK SPORTS CENTRE – LEISURE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

      Based on details agreed by Council on 15 October 2002. A new leisure management software package will be
      required due to the fact that the current software will be obsolete and support will be withdrawn from March
      2003.

14.   IMPLEMENTING ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT

      Balance of Government grant of £200,000 still to be allocated.

15.   REPLACEMENT FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

      The current County Council’s financial information system will become obsolete during the next few years.
      Costings included are based on the County Council providing a replacement system.

16.   PURBECK HEIGHTS STABILITY WORKS

      Details of a possible scheme to mitigate the effects of a landslide on the cliff by Purbeck Heights will be
      reported once investigations and final report on Durlston Bay strategy has been completed by consultants.




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17.   WAREHAM TOWN CENTRE ENHANCEMENTS

      The Purbeck District Local Plan (Deposit Draft) Policy SS30 recognises that appropriate traffic management
      measures should be implemented in the centre of Wareham. Alternative means of transport to the car,
      especially for short journeys, should be provided. However, with a large rural catchment area, Wareham has
      to cope with users/shoppers to whom the car is generally the only available means of transport. Also, holiday-
      makers/day trippers generate additional traffic. In recognition of these facts and in order to assist the
      economic viability of the town centre, proposals are being prepared by the County Council, the District Council
      and Wareham Ahead. The aim of the proposals is to restrict the volume of through traffic, provide additional
      on-street parking, and at the same time improve the environment of the town centre for pedestrians and
      cyclists. The detailed proposals will be subject to a period of public consultation before they are implemented
      and pursued through the recently established Wareham Transport Action Group.

      A steering group has been formed with Dorset County Council to work up detailed proposals for
      implementation in 2004/05. Dorset County Council has now worked the project into a high priority category.
      The new town partnership, which is being formed in Wareham, will be used to facilitate public consultation and
      bids for funding will be made to appropriate organisations. It is now important that the £50K allocated in the
      Capital programme is moved into a high priority for implementation in 2004/05.

18.   MAINTENANCE OF TREES – EQUIPMENT

      To carry out a survey on the condition of all trees that Purbeck District Council is responsible for, some
      computer hardware will be required so that the information can be downloaded into new GIS system.

19.   WESTPORT HOUSE – EMERGENCY LIGHTING

      The back up batteries supporting the emergency lighting are at the end of their useful life and require
      replacing to comply with fire regulations.

20.   WESTPORT HOUSE – FOYER CEILING

      Upgrading of ceiling to provide easy access to services.

21.   COMPUTERS – GENERAL

      To enable continuing investment in current technology, with further improvements to the growing network to
      enhance reliability and speed, together with the replacement of some older desktop equipment and software.

22.   CASH RECEIPTING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT

      Based on a six-year replacement schedule. There is a report on this agenda for approval.

23.   SWANAGE – WAREHAM RAIL LINK

      The Purbeck Rail Partnership established by the Purbeck Heritage Committee in 1997 aims to "facilitate the
      reopening of the rail link from Swanage through to Wareham, connecting with Poole, Bournemouth and
      Weymouth, as a regular year-round service for journeys to work, shopping and leisure".

      Following a series of consultants’ reports and an infrastructure study by WS Atkins Steer Davis Gleeve have
      submitted a bid document to the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) under the Rail Passenger Partnership. The
      SRA have indicated that they were minded to accept the bid. However, further clarification of operating
      practices indicated that the bid needed to be revised. This revised bid is in the process of preparation for
      submission prior to the end of December 2002.

      Partnership and funding

      The Purbeck Rail Partnership is a working group consisting of Purbeck District Council (PDC), Dorset County
      Council, Poole Borough Council, Swanage Railway, Countryside Agency, South West of England Regional
      Development Agency, Railtrack and South West Trains. The total projected cost of the project is likely to be in
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      the order of £6.0m. A partnership contribution of £100,000 is proposed in the Capital Programme although this
      is not likely to be called upon until 2004/05.

24.   MARKET & COASTAL TOWNS REGENERATION

      There are a number of evolving government funding schemes being targeted at Market and Coastal Town
      regeneration including a SWRDA initiative being trialled this year in Bridport. Such programmes could bring
      significant external funding resources to Dorset’s market and Coastal towns, i.e. Wareham and Swanage in
      future years. Swanage Town Partnership has submitted an expression of interest under this initiative. The
      Wareham Town Partnership is in the process of being formed and is likely to make a submission for this
      funding mechanism that could assist in resourcing the Wareham main streets enhancement and the proposed
      WALKIN facility on the Library site.




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