Leader of the Council and Place Shaping Cabinet Member – Minutes – 11 July 2017

The report set out a summary of the findings from the recent procurement exercise for the construction of a Flood Defence Scheme for the Lincolnshire Lakes project.

The Lincolnshire Lakes project was improving flood defences alongside 3.6km of the River Trent bank between Burringham and Keadby Bridge. A design for the scheme had now been completed and a solution agreed with the Environment Agency (EA). Public consultation events had been held for the scheme and 50% of the scheme was being undertaken using permitted development rights. The remainder was having a planning application prepared for submission.

The scheme would also see improvement to the flood defences in parts of the Isle of Axholme including Keadby, Althorpe, Derrythorpe, Crowle and East Butterwick. This would ensure a consistent and safe level of the defences throughout the area protecting existing villages and communities.

A procurement to select a supplier to deliver the design of the scheme was now concluding. Due to the specialist nature of the work, the Environment Agency’s Water and Environmental Framework had been utilised both for its design and construction. This contained six specialist suppliers who were pre-approved to undertake EA and partner work.

The contract would run from 19 April 2017 to 31 March 2020.  The report gave details of the procurement exercise.

Resolved – That the outcome of the procurement exercise for the flood defence scheme construction be noted.