Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Natural Environment and Climate Improvement

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the proposed set of criteria it is recommended are used to assess and prioritise future refurbishment works.


That the review process for existing play areas described within this report is noted.


That the assessment criteria and prioritisation score sheet are approved for use to generate a prioritised programme of play area refurbishments and approval is given to delegate authority to the Head of Environment and Community Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Natural Environment and Climate Improvement to approve the programme.

Reasons for the decision:

The approval and adoption of the criteria and scoring methodology will enable prioritisation works to progress.

Alternative options considered:

The option considered and rejected was not to approve and adopt the proposed assessment criteria for play areas.  This was rejected as it would mean that the council would not be meeting its obligations and would ultimately fail to spend some of its capital budget.

Publication date: 06/10/2021

Date of decision: 04/10/2021

Effective from: 14/10/2021

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