Agenda item

Greening Cheapside: Sunken Garden (Phase 1B & Phase 2)

Report of the Director of the Built Environment


The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment concerning Phase 1B and Phase 2 of the Greening Cheapside project. The Director of the Built Environment introduced the report and gave a short presentation outlining the project so far and the options available for taking it forward. The Director of the Built Environment advised that all three options provided and delivered the project objectives. The option progressed would be dependent on the funding procured for the project, and officers would return with a preferred option once this had become known.


RESOLVED – That the Streets & Walkways Sub Committee:


1.    Agree that the increased scope, in response to additional external funding secured, be approved;


2.    That all options are approved and to note that options 2 ‘silver’ and 3 ‘gold, will only be progressed should further funding be confirmed. This funding decision will be taken by Members via a separate report on the implementation of the Climate Action Strategy;


3.    That additional budget of £50,000 is approved for fees and staff costs (fully externally funded) to reach the next Gateway (G4/5) and that £13,905 underspent from the current budget allocation is carried forward to be used on this next stage of the project; and


4.    Note the total estimated cost of the project (Phase 1B) at £296,095-£515,000 (excluding costed risk provision).

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