Decision details

Corporate Policy & Resources Chair's Updates

Decision Maker: Corporate Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Leader made the following announcement in respect of the proposed Design Code:


“Work has begun on procuring consultants to assist us in producing design codes, and a specification is currently being drafted. The officer team are being supported by Andy Von Bradsky (ex-chief architect to the government) who will bring his considerable knowledge and experience to bear. The value is just under the threshold which allows for a direct appointment to be made under officer delegation (in the same way as Catriona Riddell Associates). We have asked government for some funding to support the cost of this additional work, but we are not waiting for this decision and will be proceeding in advance of any decision due to the importance of this work.


We want to ensure that we actively engage with all sections of the community in this process, so that we can all be justifiably proud of the buildings and places that will be built in the future. A formal report will be coming to this committee in the new year to set out in more detail the options and the process so that we can decide how best to take this forwards”.


Publication date: 28/11/2023

Date of decision: 27/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 27/11/2023 - Corporate Policy and Resources Committee