Issue details

Capital spend on the development of Gypsy and Traveller sites within the County

To request approval of expenditure up to the value of £911,000 to complete project 1 and £937,000 to complete project 2 from the already agreed council capital budget of £1.848m for the development of Gypsy and Traveller sites within the County. Project 1 will include the approval to award a construction contract and project costs up to the value of £782,000 including contingency and professional fees and £129,000 on the implementation of CCTV once the scope of the business case is delivered. Project 2 will include planning, design and construction of 4 pitches at the Pembridge site.

Project 1 has now completed Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stage 4 and seeks approval to award an NEC 3 contract to complete the construction phase of the project. The decision paper seeks to approve a budget of £911,000 and award a contract to SC Joseph Ltd to complete works on the two pitches at the Bromyard site and a pitch at the Grafton site and complete modernisation at 6 sites across the county. Project 2 seeks approval to enter the design stage (RIBA stage 2) and approve spend up to the full budget allocation of £937,000 to complete the construction of 4 pitches at the Pembridge site over the next 3 years. Any further underspends from contingency and project 2 may be utilised with approval to further expand the CCTV investment.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Arrow; Bircher; Bromyard Bringsty; Bromyard West; Hope End; Saxon Gate; Wormside;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/06/2020

Decision due: 6 August 2020 by Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Lead member: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Lead director: Director of Economy and Place

Department: Economy and Place

Contact: Joni Hughes, Senior Project Manager Email: Joni.Hughes@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260598.

Consultees

Cabinet and Cabinet Member

Documents

  • Capital spend on the development of Gypsy and Traveller sites within the County