Decision details

Pendell Gypsy Roma Traveller (GRT) Camp, Merstham

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




  1. That £1.2m of the £3.8m capital funding identified within the Capital Programme Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) Pipeline allocation for GRT Transit Site/Pendell Camp for consultant design, planning fees and preparatory works to deliver the proposed transit pitches is approved. The remaining £2.6m allowance will remain in the MTFS pipeline for further GRT Transit Site projects/works subject to future Cabinet approvals.


  1. That the procurement of appropriate supply chain partners for the delivery of all associated services required, in accordance with the Council’s Procurement and Contract Standing Orders is approved.
  2. That regarding the procurement of supply chain partners, the Executive Director of Resources and the Director of Land and Property are authorised to award such contracts that are within the +/-5% budgetary tolerance level.

Reasons for Decisions:

The decisions recommended in this report will contribute to enabling the Council to:

              i.        Provide much-needed, suitable accommodation for transit GRT communities in Surrey.

             ii.        Reduce repeated annual expenditure on resources associated with unauthorised seasonal transit encampments.

            iii.        Make an essential contribution towards the Council’s strategic objective to tackle health inequality, in line with the 2030 Community Vision to ensure no-one is left behind.

           iv.        Support the partnership between the Council and District and Borough Councils to improve and provide accommodation and facilities for the transit GRT community.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Resources & Performance Select Committee]




Publication date: 02/06/2021

Date of decision: 01/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 01/06/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/06/2021

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