Key Decisions List

Urgent Key Decision List - February 2019 (Published 11 February 2019) 

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

Decision maker:  Leader of the Council

Decision:   19 Feb 2019

Lead officer:  Matthew Rumble

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

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