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Meeting: 25/04/2018 - Policy and Resources Committee (Item 210)

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Mr Mark Green, Director of Finance and Business Improvement, gave a presentation to the Committee outlining the works that were required to be carried out to the Dam in the lake at Mote Park.


Mr Green explained that the Council was legally obliged to carry this work out, in order to ensure that the reservoir was safe for nearby residents and businesses.


In response to a question from a member of the Committee, Mr Green confirmed that detailed ecological surveys were being carried out and there was sufficient budget in the project to replace lost trees. The Committee noted that there was a year of replanting scheduled in to the project plan to ensure replanting was undertaken properly.


Councillor Ring expressed her support for this project as the Ward Member for the area and requested that this was noted in the minutes.




1.  That the contents and conclusions of the Mote Park Lake Reservoir Engineering Services Options Appraisal Report April 2018 are noted.


2.  That Option C1 works to the Mote Park Lake spillway, as outlined in the report, are approved in order to reduce the risk of failure of the dam due to overtopping as low as reasonably practicable.


3.  That the Director of Finance & Business Improvement is given delegated authority to seek planning approval for the recommended works and to enter into contracts for the supply, design and construction work to both the dam and sluice gates.


Voting: Unanimous


Note: Councillor Harwood left the room during consideration of this item and did not participate in the vote.