Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Highways, Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
This report seeks approval for capital
expenditure of £2,146,610 to implement the Public Realm
improvement scheme at Strutton Ground.
1. That approval be given by the Cabinet Member for City Highways and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm to proceed to the implementation of the proposed scheme as outlined in the General Arrangement drawing in Appendix B in the report.
2. That approval be given by the Cabinet Member for City Highways and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm for capital expenditure of £2,235,187 to implement the scheme.
3. That authority be delegated to the Executive Director of City Management and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member for City Highways to approve minor modifications to the scheme should they become necessary.
1. The proposed scheme will improve facilities for pedestrians, market traders, residents and businesses through the public realm improvements. The site is a hub of activity for tourists and locals and attracts high levels of pedestrian footfall during market operational hours. Safer pedestrian movements, with the introduction of a pedestrian crossing point, raised carriageway tables at junctions and modern street lighting will provide needed improvement to this area.
2. Public consultation was undertaken in September 2017 to seek views on this proposal.
3. The only outstanding concern is the provision of electricity and EV bollards. Initial survey work undertaken confirmed that the introduction of power supply for traders could be difficult as the services along Strutton Ground are very shallow. From our analysis it would seem as though the electrical bollards could not be installed in a straight line. There are engineering complexities with providing electricity in this location which will be subject to further investigation and demand analysis.
Publication date: 16/03/2018
Date of decision: 16/03/2018