Report of the Director of the Built Environment
The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment setting out plans to carry out a review and update of design guidance and technical information in relation to public space and placemaking. The Director of the Built Environment introduced the report and drew Members’ attention to the key points.
In response to points raised by Members, the Director of the Built Environment advised that the work would be aligned with the COVID-19 Recovery Taskforce and review of the Transport Strategy with a view to complementing various other pieces of ongoing work. The Director of the Built Environment added that design decisions would be addressed off the back of strategic work. With regards to cost, the scope of the project was wider than originally anticipated and provided the opportunity to explore the option of newer techniques. However, officers would look to deliver the project efficiently and providing value for money.
RESOLVED – That the Streets & Walkways Sub Committee:
a) Agree the programme start up and next steps;
b) Agree the allocation of £52,495 from the S106 deposits detailed in the report to commence Phase 1;
c) Note that a progress report will be provided in early 2021 with a detailed brief to deliver the Public Space and Placemaking Vision and Outcomes and to seek approval to commence Phase 2; and
d) Note that £102,495 from the S106 deposits detailed in the report have been ear-marked for the City Placemaking and Public Space Review.