Agenda item

Finsbury Circus Reinstatement

Report of the Director of Open Spaces.


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces on the Finsbury Circus Reinstatement.


The Chairman noted that he felt the reinstatement of Finsbury Circus was a priority for the Committee and explained that he and the Deputy Chairman had agreed an Interim Compensation Payment under urgency procedures in the week preceding the meeting. The Director of Open Spaces explained to the Committee that they expected to take occupation of Finsbury Circus in October 2019.


Responding to a question from a Member the Director of Open Spaces explained that the Human health layer, listed within the report, was a requirement of contamination regulations and that they were satisfied the depth was adequate to protect staff working on the site.



       I.        Authority be delegated to the Superintendent of Parks and Gardens for approval of the reinstatement proposals attached at Appendix 1, as the temporary landscape condition to be installed by Crossrail prior to its vacation of Finsbury Circus Garden, in accordance with the Crossrail Act 2008, Schedule 5; and

     II.         That it was noted that by agreeing this temporary landscape, the City’s right to reasonable compensation in respect of the costs of reinstatement of the final landscape, will not be compromised.


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