Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Housing Development Manager reported on the outcome of the multi-disciplinary
Building Consultancy, with the chosen contractor coming out with both the highest score and lowest bid. Many of the roles they had been asked to cover would be done so internally within their practise.
The Housing Development Manager highlighted an error within paragraph 2.6 of the report, which should have highlighted RIBA stages 1-3 rather than RIBA stage 1 repeated three times. The conclusion of each of these stages would be the decision gateway for Councillors, with identified budget only released at the conclusion of the previous stage in the process. The first key milestone would be January 2024, which would report on the feasibility and viability of the scheme.
Density and design discussions were also underway to be reported back to a future Committee.
The Corporate Head of Housing acknowledged slippage in progress compared to previous expectations, this was largely down to the tender exercise taking longer than expected. Residents continued to be kept up to date via both the dedicated website and newsletters.
Report author: Mark Bawden
Publication date: 18/09/2023
Date of decision: 07/06/2023
Decided at meeting: 07/06/2023 - Housing Committee