Decision details

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 High Petergate.

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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