Woodland Gate Options

in 2015/2016 a number of factors and the local authority were contacted by the DVRA to discuss options and provide proposals to deal with the landscaping issues and play park. These options are listed below, please bear in mind these are 2015 estimates and may change if we were to renew them. Each option has a link that will take you to the detail of that estimates.

The DVRA have also contacted Newton Property Management, Spiers Gumley and Ross Liddell there was difficulty getting a response in 2015 but we have made another request for an estimate and proposal.

 

Option Description Initial Cost Cost Positive Negative
Private Factor Hacking and Paterson

£54.08

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£66.88 per year

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  • Low cost for initial tidy and low yearly payment.
  • All 71 households would pay.
  • No need to arrange a committee.
  • Many areas in Drumsagard have them already.
  • The issue would be resolved quickly.
  • Cheapest estimate from landscaping sub contractor used each year.
  • Bad Reviews
Private Factor Newton Property Management N/A N/A  
  • Bad Reviews
Private Factor Spiers Gumley
  • Spiers Gumley not in a position to offer an estimate at this point for initial repairs.
  • Float of an indicative price of £50 would be required.
Indicative £74.19 per year  
  • Bad Reviews
Private Factor Ross Liddell N/A N/A  
  • Bad Reviews
Private Factor Greenbelt £68.67 N/A  
  • Unable to give an estimate for ongoing maintenance due to the business model they operate they require the residents to change their title deeds to make Greenbelt the owners of that land.
South Lanarkshire Council Annual arrangement, an appointed committee would have to collect dues each year. Any shortfall would have to be covered by residents. Repairs and insurance would have to be dealt with separately 

£83.93

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£32.09 per year

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  • Cheaper year cost for landscaping
  • Higher initial cost.
  • The appointed committee has to be appointed.
  • Bank account would have to be setup.
  • Dues have to be collected manually.
  • Non-payment of dues by any household would mean payment would have to be shared amongst remaining households.
  • Insurance would still have to be setup.
  • Repairs would have to be dealt with separately.
South Lanarkshire Council Complete adoption no further costs

£83.93

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£609.09 

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  • No further costs.
  • No further responsibilities.
  • Issue resolved quickly.
  • A lot of money to pay up front.
  • Solicitor required for holding money from each resident.
  • May have some additional costs for the hand over the to the local authority.
Do Nothing Do nothing and leave as is

 

Unknown

 
  • Residents will remain liable for any claims that occur as a result of badly maintained common parts.
  • Children in this area have no play areas other than the streets.
  • Residents have to look at this eye sore.
  • Effect on house prices
  • Responsibility as per your deeds to maintain the common parts of your area.