Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To award a capital scheme ‘B6274,
Sandwath House Bridge, Forcett – Maintenance’ using an
NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract.
The scheme is from the Capital Budget and is expected to cost £49,994.09 +VAT. The contractor will be Metcalfe Plant Hire Limited who has undertaken similar work previously for North Yorkshire Council (and formerly North Yorkshire County Council).
On 13 September 2023 the Area 1 Richmond
Highways Office were contacted by the adjacent landowner who was
concerned that the retaining wall at Sandwath House Bridge was
bulging. Following site surveys it became apparent that the
retaining wall was structurally unstable because of water seeping
down the back of the retaining wall which over time has weakened
the retaining wall and caused it to bulge. In January 2024 the
bulge in the retaining wall collapsed exposing the fill material
The retaining wall requires localised rebuilding works to be undertaken and a new drainage system installed on the B6274 adjacent to the retaining wall.
The alternative option is to ‘do
nothing’, however, this option was dismissed to stop further
deterioration which could lead to a more substantial
Publication date: 30/01/2024
Date of decision: 26/01/2024