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UKPN Increase Cost and Wayleave

Meeting: 01/08/2018 - Cobtree Manor Estate Charity Committee (Item 19)

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Mr Laurence Tricker, the Programme Manager, presented his report which sought approval from the Committee to accept the new quotation from UK Power Networks (UKPN) and the increased costs for the installation of an electric power cable to the Cobtree Visitor Centre. 


The Committee was informed that they had previously agreed to the installation of a new power cable by UKPN in January 2018.  The quotation was only valid for 90 days and owing to the delay in commencing the contract with the external café operator the original quotation from UKPN was no longer valid.  The new quotation obtained was £2,239 higher than the original one.  UKPN had advised that the increase was due to the fact that it would be a different contractor and their fees had changed.


It was noted that the operator of the café had agreed to contribute to these costs over the period of their lease via an uplift of £2,900 in their annual rent which would be ongoing once the works had been completed.


In response to a question from a Member, Officers confirmed that the route for the cable would not go through the car park. 




1)  That the increased cost for the installation of the power cable of £2,239 be agreed.

2)  That delegated authority be given to the Head of Mid Kent Legal Services to enter into contracts and any other necessary agreements for a new power supply to the Cobtree Visitor Centre based on the revised costs.

Voting:  For:  unanimous