Decision details

Public Realm Services Annual Plan 2024 - 2025

Decision Maker: Cabinet member roads and regulatory services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To confirm the Annual Plan 2024/25 for the Public Realm Services contract with Balfour Beatty

Living Places (BBLP) and the close out of the Major Contracts Improvement Board plan



(a) the Annual Plan for public realm services, as outlined at Appendix 1 of this report

be approved as the basis for service delivery during 2024/25 with an overall budget

of up to £18,669,041; made up of £5,802,041 revenue and £12,867,000 capital

budgets as detailed in paragraph 36 and;


(b) approval to spend the retained capital budget of £2,599,000 as detailed in

paragraph 36;


(c) the Service Director Environment and Highways be authorised to agree, through the Public Realm Contract governance arrangements, final adjustments to the

programme (including any recommendations from the Strategic Partnering Board)

and budget allocation to each of the Annexes and any in-year adjustments to the

plan, within the overall budget; including the retained capital budget, and

(d) the close out of the Major Contracts Improvement Board major contracts

improvement plan be approved.

Alternative options considered:

1.    Not to approve the Annual Plan. This is not recommended as operating without an approved Annual Plan may put the management of budgets, performance and contract management arrangements at risk.


2.    If in-year changes to the service as detailed in this Annual Plan are required, then these can be best managed, from the baseline position established in the Annual Plan, through the change management processes that are in the Public Realm Services contract and managed through the council’s contract management team following instruction from the appropriate commissioner.



3.    To approve an alternative Annual Plan for 2024/25; this option is not recommended as the development of the Annual Plan has gone through a robust process with BBLP and the council’s commissioners and Contract Management Team to ensure effective prioritisation and asset management have been applied within the overall budgets available.




Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Dave Martin, Interim Commissioning Manager Email: Tel: 01432 260285.

Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 28/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

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