Decision details

E/12/63 Future Management of The River Gipping Corridor

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

112.1.  Councillor Rudkin introduced the report and thanked officers for their work in producing this report.

112.2.  Councillor Smart reported that he had received a document from Sustrans, who had met with the Environment Agency, where it was confirmed that the River Gipping flood barrier would be surplus to requirements once the new flood barrier has been installed.  Discussions would be held with the Environment Agency and Network Rail about the possibility of sharing the use of the crane, which would be needed for the Ipswich Chord works, to allow the sluice structure to be removed.  Councillor Smart requested that the draft Ipswich River Management Plan be updated to incorporate this information.

 

Resolved:

 

that Executive approve the Draft Ipswich River Management Plan and support the continued work by Greenways Project staff to secure the active involvement (and contributions) of other relevant land owners and partners as outlined in Option 3 of the report, and that a further report be brought to Executive in 6 months’ time outlining options for covering the additional costs.

 

Reason:  To mitigate the risks associated with land ownership and other responsibilities, ensuring a high standard of management of Council owned land and other facilities along the River Corridor; to maximise the potential benefits of the River Corridor, including attracting tourism, economic development, improving health and wellbeing, protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and providing a sustainable transport route, amongst other benefits

Publication date: 03/01/2013

Date of decision: 18/12/2012

Decided at meeting: 18/12/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 03/01/2013

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