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Decision details

Amington Community Woodland

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Report detailing the Amington Community Woodland Project including appointment of a Landscape Architect and project plan.

Decisions:

The Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services and the Leader of the Council updated Cabinet on the progress of the Amington Community Woodland Project, and requested that Cabinet approve the plan for the project and delegate approval for procurement of a Landscape Architect and professional team to the Assistant Director Operations and Leisure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services. 

 

RESOLVED

That;

 

 

  1. Cabinet endorsed the programme management approach as detailed in Appendix 3

 

 

  1. Cabinet endorsed the draft Project Initiation Document (Appendix 1) and reporting lines for the Amington Community Woodland Project.

 

 

  1. Cabinet approved commencement of the Amington Community Woodland Project, as per the project plan (Appendix 2).

 

 

  1. Cabinet endorsed the design principles and consultation programme set out in the report

 

 

  1. Cabinet approved the list of services required from an appointed Landscape Architect and associated professional team, as detailed in Appendix 4.

 

 

  1. Cabinet authorised the commencement of the procurement process for the Landscape Architect and professional team and delegate responsibility for the appointment to the Assistant Director Operations and Leisure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to appoint.

 

 

  1. The 2018/19 approved Capital Programme be increased by a total of £305k being:
  • Additional £115k for the Amington Community Woodlands scheme to reflect the additional external funding secured through the “Small Habitats Grant”
  • Additional £150k for the Amington Community Woodlands scheme to reflect the revised phasing of the project funded through Section 106 agreement.
  • Additional £40k for the Community Woodland Cycleway scheme to reflect the additional Section 106 contributions to fund the scheme.

 

 

 

  1. Cabinet gave delegated authority to the Assistant Director Operations and Leisure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Operational Services to:
    1. agree the final design for the hard and soft landscaping works
    2. prepare and endorse the contract briefs to be used as part of future procurement of contractors to implement the elements of the scheme;
    3. Commence the procurement processes
    4. Award the contracts to the successful tenderers.

 

 

 

 

(Moved by Councillor J Chesworth and seconded by Councillor D Cook)

 

 

Report author: Corinne O'Hare

Publication date: 04/07/2019

Date of decision: 25/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 25/02/2019 - Cabinet

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