Decision details

Request to approve a waiver of Contract Standing Order to extend an existing transport consultant award of contract with EAS Transport Planning Ltd for the housing development scheme at Lansdowne Road.

Decision Maker: Head of Housing Development

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report is seeking an approval of a waiver to extend an existing award of contract to EAS Transport Planning Ltd to provide transport consultant services required to support planning process for a delivery of social housing development scheme at Lansdowne Road - Arundel, Baldewyne, Ashdowne and Fiske Courts.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council is planning to deliver 37 homes for social rent on the land adjoining to the existing Arundel, Baldewyne, Ashdowne and Fiske Courts at Lansdowne Road and substantially improve the general amenity areas.
EAS Transport Planning Ltd provided transport planning consultancy services for the scheme.
There is a requirement to undertake a new transport survey and prepare reports to support planning application for a new housing development proposed at Arundel and Baldewyne sites.

Alternative options considered:

An alternative option will be to seek alternative quotes from different consultants.

However, considering a value of the contract extension and a fact that a new consultant will need familiarise themselves with the scheme and review existing documents before the design stage commences, it is unlikely that alternative quotes will bring a better value for money.

Publication date: 22/05/2023

Date of decision: 19/05/2023