CHORD Background Reports - Helensburgh
In early 2010, Argyll and Bute Council appointed Ekos, a leading independent UK consultancy specialising in economic and social development, to carry out socio-economic baseline reports and perception surveys for each of the 5 towns in the CHORD programme.
The studies were carried out throughout 2010, and the final reports are now available.
The socio-economic baselines provide an overview of each area, looking at population, employment base, business base, claimant count (Job Seekers Allowance), property base etc.
The perception studies were carried out with a range of residents, businesses and visitors. The idea behind these surveys is to obtain a baseline position for each town, so that changes in future public perception can be measured.
EKOS studies carried out for Helensburgh:
- Helensburgh Socio-Economic Baseline
- Helensburgh Perception Study
- EIA Report - This report outlines the quantitative (economic) and qualitative (social, environmental and catalytic) impacts likely to be generated through the Helensburgh CHORD Project.
Other Reports and information -
You can read an extract from the Full Business Case for the Helensburgh CHORD project, which was presented to the Executive Committee for consideration on Thursday 29th September, here on the website.
Please note: The Full Business Case contains commercially confidential information that would prejudice the procurement exercise, i.e. it would give advantage to contractors bidding for the work such that the financial position of the Council would be comprised. It is for this reason that the FBC is, “not for publication” in the committee report pack for the Executive. The particular elements are as follows:
- “The amount of any expenditure proposed to be incurred by the authority under any particular contract for the acquisition of property or the supply of goods or services.”
- “Any terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the authority in the course of negotiations for a contract for the acquisition or disposal of property or the supply of goods or services.”
The detailed design for the Helensburgh CHORD project was approved by the CHORD Programme Board on Thursday, 2 December 2010.
The Helensburgh Traffic Management and Streetscape Report by JMP (December 2007)- A traffic management strategy commissioned by the Helensburgh Partnership and Argyll & Bute Council to improve the movement and management of traffic around the town centre with the aim of contributing towards regeneration opportunities in Helensburgh.