Decision details

Daffodil Walk

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Communities & Facilities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Improvements to the Daffodil Route between Pinchbeck Road and Johnson Hospital utilising section 106 funding to improve health and well being opportunities

Decision:

1)        That a contract be awarded to C G Godfrey for improvement works to Daffodil Walk foot/cycle path, Spalding, as detailed in the attached report, and in the sum of £81,019.43.

 

2)        That the Council utilises the full allocation, namely up to £84,434.27, of S106 revenue funding received from the Spalding Power Station (planning consent ref H16-0835-17) to fund the cost of these works and provide a contingency

 

Reasons for the decision:

The improvements to the SHDC owned land of the Daffodil Route will enable better access to the Vernatts Nature Reserve, the hospital and the employment area at Enterprise Way

 

Through ongoing engagement with Pedals and other stakeholders and users, it has been identified that these works are needed. The proposed solution provides a cost effective approach, utilising s106 funding available to provide an upgrade to the route.

 

The improvements are expected to increase utilisation of the route, be this on foot or on cycle. This will also mitigate the risk of any claims against the Council in regards to slips and trips on uneven surfaces

 

Throughout the ongoing pandemic, the government has promoted safer travel to work by walking or cycling where possible. These improvement works will go towards supporting our residents to take on board this advice.

 

The allocation of section s106 money from the local Power Station works provide the opportunity to make these improvements within the current allocated funds and within the set timeframe required for this money to be spent.

 

The chosen contractor has demonstrated excellent work ethic and quality of workmanship from work already delivered for the Council. They have demonstrated a high regard for health and safety and can deliver the level of service required by the Council set out in the tender documents. They are a local business and through the tender evaluation process scored highly on value for money, methods or working, programming and understanding of the job requirements

 

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing. Daffodil Route would fall into further disrepair and there is a health and safety risk for people accessing the route due to increased potential for slips and trips over time as the surface continues to deteriorate. There is also a risk of the bridge over Vernatts Drain falling into disrepair if no remedial action is undertaken.

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Wards Affected: Pinchbeck and Surfleet; Spalding Castle;

Conflict of Interest: None

Dispensation Granted: None

Contact: Karen Lockwood, Delivery Unit Project Manager Email: klockwood@sholland.gov.uk, Darren Tyrie, Projects Surveyor Email: dtyrie@sholland.gov.uk.

Publication date: 10/09/2021

Date of decision: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2021

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