Issue - decisions

Send Hill Disused Sandpit

06/01/2023 - Send Hill Disused Sandpit - Supplementary Estimate - Stage 2 (invasive) contamination survey

Decision:

That a supplementary estimate of £25,000 be approved from the Budget Pressures Reserve, for the purpose of commissioning a Stage 2 (invasive) contamination land survey at the Send Hill Disused Sandpit.

Reasons:

1.    To inform a more accurate valuation of the land and generate a more detailed picture of the types of waste present.

2.     The land may be heavily contaminated and does not support service delivery.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

Do nothing – The Executive could have decided on the disposal of the land without the survey and associated cost. There was a risk of possible future claims against the Council if contaminants escaped the bounds of the site. In addition, the Council would have to comply with the Occupiers Liability Act 1984.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:

None.