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Leader's Urgent Decision - Investigation Into The Circumstances Leading To Sale Of Council Land

Appointment of an investigator to investigate all the circumstances that led to the signing of a Conditional Land Sale Agreement with Capco in 2013, in relation to West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates.

 

Reasons for urgency:

Following the decision to investigate all the circumstances that led to the signing of a Conditional Land Sale Agreement with a private developer in 2013, in relation to West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates; there is an urgent need to appoint an investigative company and an eDiscovery company to conduct the investigation which in part involves processing historical electronic data held by the council.

 

The urgency arises from:

        The monthly cost of retaining historical electronic data which is costing the council £25,000 per month until its deleted;

        The need for a speedy conclusion of the investigation to allow savings to be realised and give the council control over the project costs; and

        The risk that further delay may have on the investigation and its outcomes arising from contractual and/or statutory liability limitation.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure more than £100,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: North End;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/02/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Following the decision to investigate all the circumstances that led to the signing of a Conditional Land Sale Agreement with a private developer in 2013, in relation to West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates; there is an urgent need to appoint an investigative company and an eDiscovery company to conduct the investigation which in part involves processing historical electronic data held by the council.
The urgency arises from:
• The monthly cost of retaining historical electronic data which is costing the council £25,000 per month until its deleted;
• The need for a speedy conclusion of the investigation to allow savings to be realised and give the council control over the project costs; and
• The risk that further delay may have on the investigation and its outcomes arising from contractual and/or statutory liability limitation.

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Report access: Partially exempt;

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: 19 Feb 2019 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cabinet Member for the Economy

Lead director: Strategic Director of the Economy Department (former Growth & Place)

Department: The Economy department (former Growth and Place)

Contact: Matthew Rumble Email: matt.rumble@lbhf.gov.uk.

Reason No Public Access: PRIVATE This report is exempt from disclosure on the grounds that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding that information) under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, and in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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