Decision details

Highway Maintenance Works Programme 2019-20

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council makes provision for highway maintenance schemes as part of its overall budget allocation. The funding is then targeted according to highway condition. In order to ensure most effective use of resource and the early booking of the plant and equipment, approval is sought annually to approve the targeting of funding to a those roads identified on a rolling list as being in greatest need.


The budget for 2019/20 be targeted at the four year indicative Highway Maintenance Works Programme as set out in Annex 1 of the Executive Director: Delivery’s report, having due regard to the priority, availability of road space and available budget.

Reasons for the decision:

The proposals in this report identify the priorities across the entire network. The

schemes seek to ensure the Council maintains the highway in as good a condition as

resources allow, having due regard to the Council’s intervention policy based on

condition as set out in the Local Transport Plan.

Alternative options considered:

The proposals prioritise works according to priority based on an assessment of

condition that also reflects general safety. It is essential to have a large range of

schemes in order to minimise delay and maximise operational efficiencies. Annex 1

represents a four year rolling programme that is updated annually. Given the current

financial position the Council faces and the reducing spend on highway maintenance,

it would not be appropriate to allocate resources to anything other than that identified

through a methodical and objective needs assessment.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: The approved 2019/20 capital programme includes budgets for Highway Maintenance . Spend against these budgets will be monitored on a monthly basis and reported on in line with the 2019/20 capital budget monitoring timetable

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

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

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Not applicable


Not applicable

Contact: Damian James, Assistant Director: Contracts Email: Tel: 01344 355157.

Report author: Neil Mathews

Publication date: 19/03/2019

Date of decision: 12/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 20/03/2019

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