Decision details

Highways and Transport Capital Programme 2020/21

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to the Highways and Transport Capital Programme for 2020/21.



      i.        The overall Highways and Transport Capital Programme for 2020/21

is approved.


     ii.        The highway maintenance funding for 2020/21 is targeted towards the Highway Maintenance Forward Programme (Annex 2 of the Director: Place, Planning and Regenerations report) having due regard to priority, availability of road space and available budget;


    iii.        The implications for resourcing the delivery of the work programmes are


Reasons for the decision:

The proposals in this report identify the current highway and transport priorities across the network. The schemes seek to facilitate transport in line with the Council’s Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) and ensure that the Council maintains the highway in as good a condition as resources allow, having due regard to the Council’s intervention policy based on network condition.

Alternative options considered:

1.    Failure to approve the Highways and Transport Capital Programme would prevent the delivery of the Council’s obligations as a Highway Authority and be contrary to the position set out in the Council’s adopted Transport Policy (LPT3).


2.    Given the necessary reduction in highway maintenance funding levels in previous years, it would not be appropriate to allocate resources to anything other than the priorities identified through methodical and objective needs assessments.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;

Financial Impact: Approval of the Highways and Transport Capital Work Programme will allocate Government grant funding, Council capital funding and financial contributions secured through the Development Control process. The total value of the proposed programme is £12.193m.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Applicable consultation processes will precede scheme implementation.


Stakeholders will vary dependant on individual schemes and their impact.

Contact: Neil Mathews, Head of Highways & Transport Email: Tel: 01344 351163.

Report author: Neil Mathews

Publication date: 10/03/2020

Date of decision: 10/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/03/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 19/03/2020

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