Decision details

Delegated Decision to appoint HYAS

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to seek delegated approval to commission Bloom Procurement Services Limited under the NEPRO³ Framework Agreement and for Bloom to sub-contract to HYAS Associated Limited, to act as the council’s critical friend and facilitator throughout the development of a masterplan (and design code) for the strategic allocations proposed at Broadbent Moss

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: Appoint Bloom Procurement Services Limited under the NEPRO³ Framework Agreement and authorise Bloom to sub-contract to HYAS Associates Limited to act as a critical friend and facilitator throughout the development of a masterplan (and design code) for the strategic allocations proposed at Broadbent Moss

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - The Council co-ordinates engagement with key stakeholders, landowners and developer promoters as appropriate including facilitating any workshops in order to develop a masterplan (and design code) for the strategic allocations proposed at Broadbent Moss

Alternative options considered:

Option 1) was not considered appropriate largely due capacity constraints, particularly within the Strategic Planning and Information as the team prepares for the Places for Everyone examination and consultation on the next stage of the Local Plan review. Delivering the commission under the timescales needed would not be feasible under this option. Furthermore, it is considered beneficial to have an impartial and objective person(s) to facilitate and coordinate the work that can act as critical friend to the council.

Publication date: 15/06/2022

Date of decision: 06/06/2022

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