Decision - Hanover Square Public Realm Improvement Scheme | Westminster City Council
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Decision - Hanover Square Public Realm Improvement Scheme

Decision details

Hanover Square Public Realm Improvement Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Highways, Cabinet Member for Environment, Sports and Community, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services, Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Report providing project update and summary of feedback received through consultation on the proposed Traffic Management Orders (TMOs). Seeking approval to implement the scheme.

Decision:

1.            That the Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm agreed that the final scheme as set out in Appendix C of the report be implemented;

2.            That the Cabinet Member for Planning and Public Realm approved the phased implementation programme for these works as set out in section 9 of the report and in Appendix F;

3.            That the Cabinet Member for City Highways noted the outcome of the traffic management orders consultation set out in Appendix E and approves the making of the necessary traffic orders as set out in Appendix D;

4.            That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services gave authorisation to spend the remaining project costs – up to £12.55m, subject to the project being fully funded.

5.            That the Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Corporate Services noted the updated funding strategy as set out in section 10 of the report;

6.            That delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for City Management and Communities in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Members for minor modifications to the approved scheme;

7.            That delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for City Management and Communities in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Members to amend the implementation programme for this scheme should the need arise, and in response to the identified funding becoming available through the delivery process;

8.            That delegated authority be given to the Executive Director of City Management and Communities in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Members for minor modifications to the approved Traffic Management Orders;

Reasons for Decisions

 

1.            Final approval is now being sought to implement the Hanover Square scheme this summer, with some initial enabling works starting on site this Spring.  Approval now will enable materials to be ordered and works to be carried out on the ground ahead of the Crossrail station opening towards the end of the year. 

 

2.            Without approval being granted for these works, it will not be possible for the City Council’s appointed contractors to deliver a safe and accessible public realm to enable station opening.

 

 

3.            Delegated authority is being sought to enable minor alterations to the scheme, traffic orders, and delivery programme to be made, should the need arise, during the construction process.

 

Publication date: 20/04/2018

Date of decision: 20/04/2018

Effective from: 28/04/2018

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