Decision details

Award of contract to Council's viability consultant to review a planning application

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


A planning application has been submitted with a viability appraisal. Officers seek to appoint a consultant to review the appraisal on the Council's behalf to ascertain if the scheme is compliant with relevant planning policies. The Council will be fully reimbursed for the costs of the review.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that the planning application can be considered in accordance with adopted policies as the Council does not have the in-house expertise to do this.

Alternative options considered:

Do not review the applicant's viability appraisal. However, this would mean that the Council could not assess the planning application properly.

Publication date: 08/03/2023

Date of decision: 08/03/2023