Council hires £60k consultants for 25,000-home plan

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 July 2018

Councils want road networks to be improved before new homes are built.

Councils want road networks to be improved before new homes are built.

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North Somerset Council has paid £60,000 for ‘specialist support’ on plans for 25,000 new homes which will be built before 2036.

Fradd Consultancy has been appointed as advisors on the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP), which is plotting significant changes to infrastructure over the next two decades, on a five-month contract.

With senior management positions vacant at Weston Town Hall pending a structural review, North Somerset Council has deemed it necessary to hire the consultants to represent its interests.

An executive decision, which has been signed by the council’s executive member for finance, David Pasley, reads: “As the chief executive and director of development and environment posts remain vacant, specialist support is needed to help ensure the council’s interests continue to be represented in high-impact infrastructure projects.

“Fradd Consultancy is able to ensure continuity in these key areas by providing specialist advice.”

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