Agenda item

Cool Streets and Greening Programme: City Greening and Biodiversity Project

Report of the Executive Director Environment.


The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director Environment relative to the Cool Streets and Greening Programme.


A Member asked for further clarification on the works taking place in Finsbury Square, and if there was scope to move the moving bay being used by construction workers. In reply, an officer said the City of London Corporation was the developer on this site, and was required to install scaffolding on this site under the Highways Act. The officer undertook to investigate options for changing the location of the moving bay and return to Members with an update.


The Chair asked if an update on the Finsbury Circus works could be provided at the next meeting, including information on what plans there were for communications and signage.


RESOLVED, that – Members:


  1. Approve the commencement of the project;
  2. Approve the release of £80,000 from the Cool Streets and Greening programme for staff costs, fees and site investigations to reach the next gateway;
  3. Note that delivery will be phased across 3 years with an initial Gateway 5 (Chief Officer approved) report in autumn 2022 to enable tree planting to take place in the next planting season;
  4. Note the total estimated cost of the project at £1.5-2.5m


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