Decision details

Diggle Retaining Wall

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Obtain approval for the cost of Diggle Retaining Wall Scheme and for the approval of the appointment of the Contractor for the works. Costs for the scheme were obtained by framework tender, the Council’s procurement process


the Contract for the works is awarded to Rowan Ashworth Ltd, who is not on the framework contract

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - The preferred option would be to award the scheme of Diggle Retaining Wall to Rowan Ashworth Ltd, who is not on the framework contract. The implementation of the scheme is essential to alleviate against flooding to a number of properties on Huddersfield Road
Option 2 - The alternative would be not to proceed with the works, which will leave the Council open to potential claims by residents of Huddersfield Road whose properties currently flood as a result of ground water that flows through the existing retaining wall, which retains Oldham Council land

Alternative options considered:

Option 2

Publication date: 12/07/2019

Date of decision: 11/07/2019

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