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Agenda item

Consideration of options for damaged lamp column

This report seeks a decision whether to repair or replace a historic lamp column that has been damaged by vehicle collision.

Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      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.

Minutes:

The Executive Member agreed to support the option to repair the cast column which had been knocked over due to its importance to York’s heritage. Officers confirmed they would seek for all costs associated with the repair to be paid for by the insurance company.

 

Resolved:

 

                      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.

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