Decision details

Decoy Farm Contract Award

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Decision Maker: Director for the Economy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

To award the landfill remediation contract for Decoy Farm to Keltbray Remediation for £1,848,449.64.

Reasons for the decision:

The decontamination and development of Decoy Farm are identified in the Councils Corporate Plan (Prosperous Places: Section 1.8.3 Decoy Farm) and Core Strategy as priorities for the Council.

 

The planned remediation of the landfill at Decoy Farm will improve the overall condition of the site removing contaminants and hazards.  Through remediation to bring the site back into use, the Council is increasing the supply of land available for employment use.  It is making best use of Council assets and bringing brownfield land back into employment use which will provide new jobs for the local area.

Alternative options considered:

Do nothing, minimum or status quo: Site left in its current, unusable and potentially hazardous condition. Its historical use as a landfill site and underlying viability issues means that it cannot be developed in any way without investment and will require constant monitoring to manage the risk of distillate contaminating adjoining land.  Land will be left unused, contamination risks will increase over time.

 

Proposed option: Land remediation of Decoy Farm completed in readiness for site development.  Remediation of an unsightly, hazardous site to improve its environmental quality.  Remediation of the landfill will remove development barriers and will enable the council to realise the sites full commercial and environmental improvement potential including the proposed development of circa 13,500m2 of industrial units and associated landscaping.  The completed project will see the land recovered to a condition that will support redevelopment and boost employment opportunities and economic performance across the region.

Publication date: 09/10/2020

Date of decision: 09/10/2020

Effective from: 17/10/2020