Agenda item

Greening Cheapside: Sunken Garden (Phase 1B)

Report of the Director of the Built Environment



The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of the Built Environment on Greening Cheapside – Sunken Garden (Phase 1B).


In considering the report, a Member commented that the project was a good example of joint initiatives with private enterprise, and that further such projects involving local businesses would be welcomed and should be encouraged.


RESOLVED – That the Streets & Walkways Sub Committee:


1.         Approve the additional external funding secured from Cheapside Business Alliance of £50,000;


2.         Approve the additional funding from City’s Climate Action ‘Cool Streets and Greening Programme’, subject to approval of a specific allocation to the Greening Cheapside project sought in the Cool Streets and Greening Programme Gateway 3 report;


3.         Approve the revised total project cost range of £358,000-£530,000; and,


4.         Authorise officers to progress the “silver” design option (option 2) and note that the next stage would be Gateway 4/5 to be approved under Delegated Authority as the project was on the “regular” route of the Corporate Projects Procedure.

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