Agenda

Bulletin No: IB/992, Councillors' Information Bulletin
Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

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Delegated Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Delegated planning decisions for the week beginning 9 September 2019 are attached.  Contact for enquiries: Jean McPherson, Group Manager: Development Management on 01293 438577.

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Action Taken Under Delegated Powers (Significant Operational Decision): New Town Hall Site Redevelopment Stage 4 Sign Off

The following Significant Operational Decision has been taken by the Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Head of Legal, Democracy and HR:

       Signed off on the Stage 4 design process and key changes and the associated costings for the New Town Hall, which allows the Council to move to Stage 5 of the project.

       Agreed the approach to procurement for the construction of the New Town Hall and the District Heat Network.

       Agreed a further report will be brought prior to the final appointment of a contractor for the New Town Hall and the District Heat Network.

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Action Taken Under Delegated Powers (Significant Operational Decision): New Town Hall Site Redevelopment Letter of Intent Sign Off

The following Significant Operational Decision has been taken by the Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Head of Legal, Democracy and HR:

       Agreed that the Council's Development Manager will provide the contractor with a Letter of Intent for both the development of the New Town Hall (and associated works) and the District Heat Network, stating our intention to appoint the contractor and allow them to undertake pre-contract works including finalising design, procuring sub-contractors and preparatory works ahead of signing a contract

       This period allows for the contract to be finalised, for final due diligence checks to be made and for communications to be agreed, without adversely impacting upon the programme.

       A further report will be brought prior to any final appointment of a contractor for the New Town Hall and the District Heat Network.

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The Golden Tree Sculpture Restoration

Work will take place to complete the final stages of the restoration work to The Golden Tree sculpture on the Historic High Street in October.

 

Over the summer the artist has been busy restoring the granite and bronze sections, which are now ready for the final stage where they will be lifted into place to restore the sculpture to its former state.

 

The work is scheduled to start during the first week of October. The fenced area currently surrounding the sculpture will be increased to allow the completion if the works and access for the public will be maintained via designated routes around the closure area.

 

Paving restoration works will also be taking place at a similar time. Once the sculpture is assembled, new bollards will be installed around its perimeter.

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Staff Changes: August 2019

Information is attached for Councillors only.

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Press Releases

Press releases are available at www.crawley.gov.uk/news