Old School Demolition Delayed For A Year
The buildings have been part empty since the new school opened in 2011 although some of the space is being used as a temporary base for Kier Construction.
In June, the Council announced that the cost of levelling the site would be met from the authority’s sale of former Chief Executive Philip Hygate’s Sallyport home.
And Development Officer Diana Mompoloki had told members that the site would be cleared by the middle of March next year.
But this week, Council Chairman Amanda Martin said the work is behind schedule because the required surveys haven’t been completed yet.
She said it means the work won’t now take place until the start of October 2016.
In September’s planning meeting Cllr Ted Moulson asked for restrictions to prevent the scheme over-running into the tourism season.
That’s not possible under planning regulations but members were told that the Council is paying the contractor so that concern would be addressed in the contract.