Decision details

Capital approval for Waste & ES Depots relocation project - development and planning stages

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Development and Neighbourhoods, Cabinet Member - Finance and Efficiency

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report will recommend draw-down from the existing provisional allocation in the capital programme for the Waste and Environmental Services depots project, in order to progress through the feasibility, appraisal and detailed design stages to planning applications and consents, in 2019/20 and 2020/21.


The Cabinet Members agree to fully approve £1.9m from the provisional capital budget to progress development and feasibility work through to planning applications for the relocation of the waste, recycling and transfer station operations from the Midland Road site, and allowing vacant possession to follow.

And the authority is delegated to the Director of Environment in consultation with the Leader, Chief Executive, the Council’s S.151 Officer and Monitoring Officer to take all necessary acts to finalise and complete the Council’s Accelerated Construction grant funding offer with Homes England.

Reasons for the decision:

The fully approved capital sum is required to be available from April 2019 in order to progress through the feasibility, appraisal and detailed design stages to planning applications and consents, with detailed cost plans, for the following sites, included in the Local Plan Options consultation recently:

(1)  Pixash Lane (proposals include new waste & recycling transfer station, improved public household waste and recycling centre, and possible storage for winter gritting vehicles and salt barn)

(2)  Odd Down (proposals include new replacement household waste and recycling centre, reuse facility, possible home to school (SEND) transport and scope to future proof for new and developing technologies in waste management)

The feasibility, appraisal and detailed design stages include these work areas, as part of the multi-disciplinary team estimated costs:  Technical waste and recycling; Planning and other specialist technical services; Project management, quantity surveying and cost planning; Civils & structures; Mechanical, electrical, public health; Ground investigations and specialist surveying; Architect and Lead designer; Ecology and environment; Transport and traffic, and a contingency sum.

There are also estimated internal support costs covered including:  property construction, waste client project management, finance, legal, comms and marketing, plus miscellaneous fees allowance.

Alternative options considered:

Site searches and development work have been carried out on a significant number of alternative site options to inform these recommendations.

Publication date: 04/03/2019

Date of decision: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

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