Decision details

628 - Town Centre Strategy – Appointment of Consultant

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Economic Growth & Neighbourhood Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


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This report sets out the decision to appoint a consultant, Urban Place Lab, to produce a Town Centre Strategy by Autumn 2021 following the completion of a procurement process.
It is the decision of the Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services, in consultation with the Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport to:
Appoint Urban Place Lab to complete the Town Centre Strategy.
Release capital funding to support the project noting the overspend set out in this report and that further Section 106 funding local CIL funding or Government funding would be used to meet the gap in funding.

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Date of decision: 01/04/2021

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