Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval for a Project Adjustment with the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) Grant Agreement in order to stop the project to build a pedestrian bridge providing a link between Harrow View East development and Wealdstone District Centre and instead to deliver a project in Harrow Metropolitan Town Centre.
(1) the Corporate Director of Place, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Environment and Community Safety, Planning and Regeneration and Finance and Human Resources, be authorised to agree a Project Adjustment to the Grant Agreement with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to stop the Future High Streets project to deliver a footbridge connecting Harrow View East to Wealdstone District Centre and instead to deliver a project in Harrow Metropolitan Town Centre;
(2) a further report, seeking approval for the adjusted projected, be submitted to Cabinet;
(3) consultation on the design of the adjusted project in Harrow Metropolitan Town Centre and a separate consultation on alternate pedestrian access from Harrow View East to Wealdstone District Centre, be undertaken.
Reason for Decision: The project to build a pedestrian bridge connecting the Harrow View East development over the railway line to Wealdstone District Centre would not be delivered in time to meet the Grant Agreement conditions with DLUHC for the Future High Street Programme. DLUHC will agree to an adjusted project in a different location with the same objectives and outcomes and outputs. The issue of pedestrian access to Wealdstone District Centre from Harrow View East still needed to be addressed. Cabinet agreed to a revised adjustment rather than return the funding to DLUHC and that consultation be undertaken to determine how to improve walking from Harrow View East to Wealdstone District Centre.
Report author: Interim Director of Environment
Publication date: 20/01/2023
Date of decision: 19/01/2023
Decided at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 28/01/2023