Consideration of options for damaged lamp column
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: The purpose of the report is to consider the
options to either repair or replace the historic lamp column in
The Executive Member will be asked to determine whether to repair or replace the historic lamp column.
The Council aims to give the same 28 days’ clear notice of non-key decisions as it does for key decisions, but in exceptional circumstances this may not be possible. It has not been possible to give 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make this decision because the information to inform repair or replacement has recently become available and officers would like to seek a decision as soon as possible so that the works can be ordered ASAP.
i. Approved option B2 to repair the existing last remaining cast column. Cast columns are more likely to crack and fall so this option relocates the column a few metres away and protects it with bollards to reduce the risk of a vehicle strike in the future.
Reasons: Street Lighting Officers would normally replace with a tubular steel column which is less likely to collapse, however it would result in the loss of a unique heritage asset, for this reason repair is recommended. Street Lighting Officers would not recommend just repair in the exact same location due to the risk of future vehicle strikes, so have developed an option which moves the column a few metres and with protection of some bollards reduces the risk of it being hit by a vehicle in the future.
Report author: Derek Grant
Publication date: 21/06/2022
Date of decision: 21/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport
Effective from: 24/06/2022
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- Annex A PDF 288 KB View as HTML (2) 2 KB
- Annex B Email PDF 334 KB View as HTML (3) 11 KB
- Annex C - Conservation Officer Minster Gates lamppost PDF 218 KB
- Annex D PDF 217 KB View as HTML (5) 3 KB
- Annex E1 Heritage-brochure-2020 PDF 2 MB
- Annex E2 cold stitch method Lloyds PDF 648 KB
- Annex F Risk matrix docx PDF 104 KB View as HTML (8) 31 KB