Issue details

Bath City Centre Security

To formalise an increase in budget to enable award of contract to implement City Centre Security measures due to exceptional cost increases since the scheme budget was set in February 2020. This will utilise corporate supported borrowing funding currently reserved in the Capital Programme Contingency.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant Financial Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2022

Decision due: Not before 29th Aug 2022 by Cabinet Member for Transport

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Transport

Lead director: Director of Place Management

Contact: Lynda Deane, Head of Service – City & Town Centre Management Email: lynda_deane@bathnes.gov.uk Tel: 01225 396428.

Consultation process

Initial public consultation on-line and with directly affected residents and businesses via webinars, due to Covid-19, was undertaken in November 2020 with 522 responses received.

The Council undertook an extended consultation period, and the statutory consultation via the requirements of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the 1996 Regulations were adhered to. A notice was placed on site and in the relevant newspaper, allowing 21 days for objection, but in addition the Council undertook three face to face consultation meetings with the public on the 27th September, 4th October and 12th October 2021.
Responses could also be provided to the consultation on-line between the 23rd of September 2021 and the 14th of October 2021. There were 149 on-line responses of which 25 supported the scheme (16.8%), 13 partly supported the scheme (8.7%) and 111 objected to the scheme (74.5%).

EFP Reference: E3389