Release of Funds - East Harling Wall
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approval is sought for the release of monies for the reconstruction of the damaged brick and flint wall at East Harling, including re-use of materials where possible, removal of adjacent trees and site clearance. Consultation has taken place with the Council’s solicitors and Historic Buildings Officer over the legal and planning issues respectively, and a structural survey, together with recommendations for the reconstruction has been obtained from an external structural engineer.
That delegated powers be given to the Chief Executive, in conjunction with the Executive Member, to accept the lowest quotation (see item 3.2.5 of the report), the monies be released for the construction of the damaged brick & flint wall at East Harling, including the re-use of materials where possible, removal of adjacent trees and site clearance and a review of all the options available being undertaken.
Reasons for the decision:
The Council has a duty to comply with Legal and Planning obligations relating to the site.
Alternative options considered:
Give power to the Chief Executive to accept the lowest quotation and release monies for the reconstruction of the damaged brick and flint wall at East Harling, including the re-use of materials where possible, removal of adjacent trees and site clearance - recommended.
To consider this matter at a future Cabinet meeting once the quotations had been received – not recommended as this would prevent the commencement of work following the receipt of the quotations.
Do nothing – not recommended as the Council has a duty to maintain the boundary of the property, as confirmed by the Council’s Solicitors and not supported by the Council’s Historic Buildings Officer.
Report author: Zoe Footer
Publication date: 10/06/2010
Date of decision: 08/06/2010
Decided at meeting: 08/06/2010 - Cabinet
Effective from: 18/06/2010