Decision details

Capital Programme 2021/22 - Highways and Transport

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the Highways and Transport Capital Programme for 2021/22 and its implementation

Decision:

RESOLVED that the overall Highways and Transport Capital Programme for 2021/22 is approved.

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 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:

None

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: The allocation of government grants toward integrated transport and highway maintenance improvements along with developer contributions and borough council capital funding.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

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

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Stakeholders will vary dependant on individual schemes and their impact. Applicable consultation processes will precede scheme implementation.

Consultees

Dependant on individual programme schemes.

Contact: Neil Mathews, Head of Highways & Transport Email: neil.mathews@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351163.

Report author: Neil Mathews

Publication date: 27/04/2021

Date of decision: 27/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/04/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 05/05/2021

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