Issue details

New council homes, Winnall Flats site – final business case

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: St Bartholomew;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/04/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The final business case for new council homes at Winnall flats was originally published in the June Forward Plan as an open decision. However, it has subsequently become necessary for some details to be included as exempt appendices to the report due to commercial confidentiality.

The decision is urgent and must be taken at Cabinet on 23 June 2021 otherwise the award of the Build Contract to Wates would be delayed by several months with a potential risk to the Council of additional costs being applied because the contractor could not start work on site. Failure to award the contract would also delay the contractor ordering materials and confirming sub-contractor work orders bringing further costs and delays.

Under Paragraph 12.3 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules, the Monitoring Officer has received in writing the agreement of the Chairperson of the Scrutiny Committee to this decision being taken.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 7 Jul 2021 by Cabinet

Lead director: Strategic Director and Section 151 Officer

Contact: Andrew Palmer, Head of New Homes Delivery Email:


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report  


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