Report of the Town Clerk
The Sub Committee considered a report of the Town Clerk setting out a number of projects that had not yet reached Gateway 5 of the City’s Project Procedure and that were no longer being progressed. It was therefore recommended that Members approve that the projects be closed.
The Sub Committee expressed concern that the Department of the Built Environment project spends totalled £550,000, with limited output, and expressed some reluctance to effectively agree financial losses on this scale without a certain degree of guidance and scrutiny. Members queried whether the processes around early project closures should be reviewed.
A Member, in his capacity as Chairman of the Projects Sub Committee, advised that this type of closure was initiated principally where projects were no longer needed, or where they were no longer funded. The Member advised that the Projects Sub Committee would examine the closures in detail and provide an appropriate level of scrutiny, as Members were right to suggest that projects should not be closed without sufficient and appropriate reasoning. The Sub Committee agreed that the recommendations should be agreed, subject to the agreement of the Projects Sub Committee.
RESOLVED – That the Streets & Walkways Sub Committee approve the eleven projects submitted by the Department of the Built Environment for closure, subject to the agreement of the Projects Sub Committee.