Report of the Group Director of Services.
The Cabinet Member with the Local Services Portfolio introduced the report of the Group Director of Services (previously circulated) requesting that consideration be given to the release of funding for additional drainage works within West Cemetery.
The submitted report stated that as part of the Crematorium and Cemetery works, concerns were raised regarding the drainage of the site, through the planning process and that, although a significant drainage system had been installed as part of those works, there still remained concerns about one specific location. It was reported that as part of the new build chapel, underground storage tanks had been installed to manage the flow of surface water from the new development; land drains had also been installed along the boundary of properties on Salutation Road, which would have a positive impact to reduce potential flooding; and that the final area that required investigation, design and implementation of a solution to further minimise any potential flooding, was the pond/habitat area which backed onto properties on Salutation Road.
RESOLVED - That capital of £250,000, as detailed in the submitted report, to carry out additional design and drainage works within West Cemetery, be released.
REASON - To minimise the risk of flooding from the site to residential properties.