received an amendment to the commitment of revenue as detailed in paragraph
(e). The amount should have read
£200,000 and not as stated in the circulated report.
thanked all officers and partners for all the work undertaken and congratulated
them on the success of the Freeport Bid.
due regard to the Integrated Impact Assessment:
(a) The success of the Celtic Freeport in
achieving Freeport status be noted.
(b) That the Memorandum of Understanding included at Appendix 1 be
approved subject to the amendment received to amend the commitment of revenue
(c) That the Chief Executive (in consultation with the Leader and
relevant Cabinet Member) be granted delegated authority to agree any minor
variations to the proposed Memorandum of Understanding that maybe necessary.
(d) That the Chief Executive of Neath Port Talbot Council be
identified as the representative to the project board established pursuant to
the Memorandum of Understanding and be granted delegated authority to make any
decisions necessary pursuant to the objectives of the project board detailed in
this report. Also be granted delegated
authority to nominate an alternative to attend in her place, who shall be
entitled to make any decisions necessary pursuant to the objectives of the
project board as detailed in this report.
(e) That approval be granted to commit £200,000 revenue to prepare
the Outline Business Case and Financial Business Case and notes any requests
for additional financial commitment will be brought back to Cabinet for further
(f) Approval be granted to enter into discussions with UK and Welsh
Government for the preparation of Outline Business Case and Full Business
(g) That approval be granted to enter into any grant agreement
between the Council and the UK/Welsh Government to receive public funds from
(h) That the establishment of a company limited by guarantee be
noted. That a report be brought back to
Members to agree the mechanism of any legal interest that the Council will have
in such a company and the nomination an officer of the Council as a director of
the company limited by guarantee.
(i) That the appointment of Mr. Roger Maggs
MBE as Chair of the Celtic Freeport during the production of the Outline and
Full Business cases be approved. That
the appointment of Mr.David Gwynne as interim Chief
Executive of the Celtic Freeport be approved.
(j) That approval be granted for the procurement and appointment of
external consultants necessary to produce the Outline Business Case and Full
Business Case on behalf of Celtic Freeport on a cost recovery basis, with financial
contributions being as identified in this report and where deemed appropriate
by the Chief Executive (in consultation with the Leader and relevant Cabinet
Members) to exclude requirements of the Contract Procedure Rules in the
interests of ensuring appropriate individuals with experience of Freeports can be appointed.
(k) That the requirements to establish suitable governance
mechanisms to allocate seed capital and retained business rates be noted and a
further report be provided in due course to confirm the details of such