Public questions of which due notice has been given and which are relevant to the business of the Cabinet.
The Chief Executive reported that Ms Shirley Sheppard had registered to ask a question in respect of Agenda Item 10, Demolition of the Futurist Theatre, adjoining buildings and stabilisation of the cliff. The questions with corresponding answers (in bold) provided by Councillor Cockerill are set out below.
Questions part 1
The final cost for the demolition of the Futurist Theatre and adjoining buildings including stabilisation is £3.913m, howeverthere is no full breakdown of these costs within the report.
A cost summary was presented to the Major Project Board on 9 October 2017 which Councillor Cockerill attended. Since then, this information had been shared with all Cabinet Members.
We believe this to be of utmost importance as in previous tables many costs were not included in the main breakdown.
The detailed costs remain commercially sensitive. However, we accept that the design is of most importance to nearby residents and businesses, hence the consultation events which have taken place including through the planning process.
All costs for the demolition and stabilisation works are included. There are no known other costs.
Yes, they have.
The contractor will be required to comply with all noise control legislation.
Yes, as during the finalisation of any scheme my officers work with prospective contractors to see if there are benefits of any kind – financial, time, disruption etc- which can be achieved by the decision to keep the crushing on site.
Questions part 2
The risk matrix states that claims for compensation for damage to buildings from adjacent owners is C3- Likely of medium impact.
It is the contractor, experienced in such work, who decided which properties are visited. Further consultations have been undertaken through the planning process.
Questions part 3
The risk matrix states in 5.12.16 Disruption to sea front businesses caused by demolition programme over a full year is. A3- Very Low of medium impact
The two properties were either issued with a party wall notice or invited to a drop-in session. However, the risk register will be changed to state disruption to ‘neighbouring’ businesses as well.