Chartist Bridge / PFI

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Lyn Rees-Williams

Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

Under the Private Finance Initiative for Sirhowy Enterprise Way.

1. What are the fines/penalties for the closure of "Chartist Bridge" (in all eventualities)

2. How is the penalty structured:-
Who is liable for the penalty.
Who receives the fee.

3. What are the financials since the Bridge was opened to traffic in relation to the penalties for any closure? (please list in whichever format is suitable).

4. Are there any other costs involved in relation to the closure of Chartist Bridge.

Yours faithfully,

Lyn Rees-Williams
On behalf of Support 4 Action @ Chartist

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Lyn Rees-Williams
 
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 20 September 2019.
We have considered your request and enclose the following information -
 
Under the Private Finance Initiative for Sirhowy Enterprise Way.
(1) What are the fines/penalties for the closure of "Chartist Bridge" (in
all eventualities)
 
As part of the PFI agreement, CCBC pays Sirhowy Enterprise Way Limited
(SEWL) an annual Unitary Charge, with Availability being one element of
the payment mechanism; this is measured in terms of lane closures along
the SEW Network.
 
The Chartist Bridge is classed as one of six carriageway sections across
the SEW network, whereby there are 23 Peak Periods and 44 Off-Peak Periods
for the carriageway each week and 6 Periods on each of the sections of
footway each week.  SEWL is paid for each period the facility is
available.  If a carriageway lane or section of footway is not available,
such as Chartist Bridge, SEWL lose the payment for that section for the
whole of the period/s it is unavailable.  The penalty payment is derived
from the availability fees for the base contract year, set out as follows,
with Inflation Factors and Specified Percentages applied according to the
contract year;  
 
The Availability Fee in respect of a Carriageway Section for each Peak
Period is £219.65
The Availability Fee in respect of a Carriageway Section for each Off-peak
Period is £146.43
The Availability Fee in respect of each Footway Section for each FC
Section Availability Period in Contract Year is £91.14
 
However, there are no penalties imposed whereby the bridge is closed for
emergency purposes, such as when a closure is implemented by the Police,
or whereby accidents occur that are treated in accordance with the terms
of the contract. 
 
(2) How is the penalty structured
(a) Who is liable for the penalty.
 
SEW Ltd would be liable for the penalty, as outlined above, in the context
of the PFI agreement.  However, recourse may be sought if the closure is
deemed to be caused by an external / third party.
 
(b) Who receives the fee
 
As outlined above, the availability payment (‘fee’) is deducted from
the unitary payment made to SEWL.
 
(3) What are the financials since the Bridge was opened to traffic in
relation to the penalties for any closure? (please list in whichever
format is suitable).
 
This information is not held.
 
(4) Are there any other costs involved in relation to the closure of
Chartist Bridge?
 
Planned full road closures would incur a charge of £1,500, in terms of
officially administering / advertising the pending closure.
 
 
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GARETH GRIFFITHS
Corporate Information Governance Unit
 
 
 

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