Old CIL Project
Following public consultation in 2020, two projects in Ripe have been approved by the Parish Council namely the installation of bike posts and the refurbishment of two islands. Details of the consultation and the Minutes confirming the lawful decisions made by the Parish Council are listed on the Parish Council website. Of those residents who commented, the majority supported the proposed projects. It should be noted that certain residents in Ripe remain dissatisfied with the outcome of the consultation and disagree with the lawful decisions made by the Parish Council.
In 2020, CWRPC agreed an indicative budget of £22,000 (excluding VAT) to fund the island projects. Two islands were considered namely (a) Island One adjacent to Ripe Stores and (b) Island Two in The Street adjacent to “Pepperham”.
Drawings were prepared and shared with East Sussex County Council’s (ESCC) Highways and Safety teams. In October 2021, following suggested amendments by ESCC, tenders were prepared by the Parish Council's architect for issue to contractors listed on ESCC’s approved contractor list. These suppliers met the very high requirements set by the County Council for working on the highway. In addition. They provided the required level of public liability insurance. Nine tenders were issued but only two responses were received. Prices were requested for each Island and a combined discounted price for both Islands.
A report went to the parish council on 10th January 2022 with a quote analysis and recommendations. Councillors voted to support the refurbishment of the traffic islands adjacent to the Ripe Village Stores, The report is attached below together with the ESCC road safety report.