Decision details

Procurement of works at Churchfields

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Authority for the council to enter into a new contract for works to its housing stock.


The proposed works are for new bin stores and parking at 1 – 13 Churchfields and off High Street, Margate.


The estimated value of the contract is £400,000, as detailed in the cabinet report.


Cabinet agreed to:


1.  The letting of the contract for the demolition of the existing bin stores and provision of new bin enclosures to 1-13 Churchfields and new parking bay numbers 1-35 behind Churchfields and off the High Street.

Reasons for the decision:

The existing bin stores and concrete canopies are past the end of their useful life and need to be replaced.

Alternative options considered:

The following options were considered:


  • Demolition of existing canopies and construction of new housing accommodation;
  • Demolition of existing canopies and reconstruction on a like for like basis;
  • Demolition of existing canopies and provide landscaping option.


Following consultation with residents, the option to demolish the existing canopies and reconstruct on a like for like basis was preferred. Residents further supported the inclusion of additional off-street parking into the project.

Report author: Sally O'Sullivan

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 18/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/11/2021

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