Decision details

Award of professional services contract to undertake design and consultation of Development Viability and Business Case Services pursuant to the ESPO Framework Agreement (reference 664_21 Consultancy Services).

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A Hereford City Masterplan framework will help Hereford to become a more active travel city in the short, medium and long term. A specialist consultant with expertise in special development, urban development and innovation is required to help outline development viability and business case services in a regeneration context.
To achieve the level of detail the Cabinet have asked for, would require a baseline property review, car park options appraisal and brownfield land options appraisal.
To develop a Masterplan with the aim of turning Hereford in to a more active travel city, there is a need to review the uses and spaces for cars within the City Centre- to do this a detailed shortlist appraisal of a number of sites, to then proceed with a more detailed analysis of outlined sites will be sufficient to put an idea forward within the final Masterplan document.

The project used the ESPO framework to speak to the specialist consultant

Contact: Ross Cook, Corporate Director - Economy and Environment Email:

Publication date: 15/09/2022

Date of decision: 28/06/2022

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