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Colinton Dell Bridges Update 
 
The Council has stated that due to staff shortages in the Bridges and Structures team, they have been unable to provide the necessary professional expertise to develop designs and contract specifications for the closed bridges in Colinton Dell.
They have, however, recently secured the use of their engineering framework consultant (Mott Macdonald) and (after a site meeting in November) received confirmation they will be able to produce designs by February 2022.
After the designs are assessed by the Council's engineers and an Agreement in Principle (AIP) given, the bridges will be procured in April/May with the intention of delivery by October 2022.
 
Colinton Dell Landslip Update
 
The Council's geotechnical consultant has completed all the necessary surveys and have put forward a design for the remedial work which will be required before the path can be reopened safely. The Council are now working on formalising an agreement with a local landowner as an aspect of the design requires for pins to be driven in the bed rock located behind their property boundary.
The Council's consultant is also preparing a bill of quantity for the work to go to tender. The Council will get a better idea of the timescale for the work to be undertaken once a successful contractor has been appointed.
 
With thanks to Cllr Arthur for this summary.