Whitesands project - latest position

At Full Council on 4 October 2023, Members were asked to agree an optimum option to progress with the development of the Whitesands Flood Protection Scheme and Public Realm Improvements.

Members were presented with four options including:

Option 1 - Progress with the Published Scheme

Option 2 - Terminate the Project

Option 3 - Undertake Gateway Review of existing scheme to facilitate decision making at future date

Option 4 - Undertake an Options Appraisal, or start from scratch.

Following discussions, it was agreed by Council Members that Option 1 provided both protection for properties on the Whitesands from flooding, and for a wider regeneration of the Whitesands corridor, and to progress funding within current financial year to allow for development works to commence.

What happens next

Following this, the next phase would be the appointment of scheme designers to complete all detailed designs, prepare contract documentation and prepare for construction.

Further information

We've published background information so that you can find out more about the Whitesands Project . You can also view a 3D computer generated model of the scheme .

Contact us if you have any questions about this process or the project in general:

Page last updated: 19/10/2023
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