Decision details

Structural Repairs to Foxenden Tunnels

Decision Maker: Executive Shareholder and Trustee Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the potential alternative future uses of the Shelter, possibly including a heritage element. (This project is completely dependent on Covid-19 situation consequently the project has been deferred, no date).




That the Foxenden Tunnels be mothballed, subject to undertaking annual inspections to ensure its continuing safety, and that the position be reviewed in three years’ time.




The decision was based on a financial analysis of the cost of repairs, the likely rental income and potential loss of income from parking to provide safe access to support a commercial letting.


Other options considered and rejected by the Committee


1.       Increase the existing budget by a further £190,000 to enable the repair work as originally envisaged to be undertaken.

2.       Increase the existing budget by a further £120,000 to enable the bare minimum repair work to be implemented but without the potential for further use.

3.       To make a review of the position in five years’ time.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Chairman or members of the Committee and any dispensation granted:




Report author: Darren Burgess

Publication date: 24/11/2021

Date of decision: 23/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Executive Shareholder and Trustee Committee

Effective from: 02/12/2021

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