Decision details

Approval to enter into a maintenance agreement for Bishops Bridge Paddington

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Summary of Decision

The Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality has approved in principle the entering into a maintenance agreement in relation to the two parcels of land on Bishops Bridge Road (the Properties) as shown edged red on the plans attached in Appendix B1 and Appendix B2 of this report, and has delegated authority to the Director of City Highways to finalise the legal documentation for the maintenance agreement as required and approve the Council entering into the maintenance agreement.


Reasons for Decision

In respect of the recommendation to purchase the Properties, the May 2000 s106 agreement contained a requirement for the Council to serve notice on the developer (British Land) to acquire the land following completion of the bridge which occurred in 2006.  The Council served the notice on the Developer on 5 February 2007 however the transfer was not enacted. Despite the transfer not occurring, the Council have taken responsibility for the management and maintenance of the bridge/land since its completion. The (now two) owners of the land are seeking to regularise matters and transfer the land parcels in accordance with the terms of the S106 Agreement.  This will enable them to release the maintenance contribution to the Council, which they have been holding in reserve since 2006.


Publication date: 13/03/2024

Date of decision: 20/03/2024