Executive Member for Regeneration Minutes

Executive Member for Regeneration Minutes

Date:
Monday 9 February 2015
Time:
11:00 a.m.
Place:
Oberhausen Room,Town Hall, Middlesbrough
 

Attendance Details

Present:
Councillor C M Rooney
Item Number Item/Resolution
PUBLIC
14/9 TRANSPORT & INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL FUNDING ALLOCATIONS 2015/2016

The Executive Director, Economic Development and Communities submitted a report that sought approval for the Transport and Infrastructure group capital funding allocations.

 

Poor road conditions had, had significant impact upon the local economy.  Strategic investment within the highway network using the principle of 'prevention is better than cure' had provided many advantages over the piecemeal reactive 'pothole filling' sticking plaster approach.  Capital allocations had been put forward for investment within the highways and transport schemes.  The funding was a mix of capital grant from the DfT Local Transport Plan allocations and the Council's own capital resources.

 

Roads, footways and verges had particularly suffered due to many years of underinvestment and a lack of application of asset management principles.  The Council had recognised the importance of better maintained highways and had committed to increase its investment by £1.8 million over the next two years.  This provided the benefit of improving the streets for local residents and businesses.

 

A couple of tables within the report set out the indicative budget available and the proposed split of funding over the next three years.

 

The report outlined in further detail the proposed 2015-2016 Programme:

  • Carriageway works £1,700,00;
  • Footway works £750,00;
  • Verge works £420,00;
  • Traffic Flow Improvements £220,000;
  • Walking and Cycling improvements R210,000;
  • Road Safety and Traffic Management £178,000; and
  • Contingency £80,000.

ORDERED

  1. That the combination of Local Transport Grant and Capital Programme fund for 2015/16 to the value of £3,788,00 (distributed as above) be approved;
  2. That any changes in the resource allocation throughout the year, up to 15% threshold and following consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration, be delegated to the Head of Transport and Infrastructure;
  3. Than an area based working pattern for a three year delivery programme be approved; and
  4. That the approved Members capital schemes be included within the area based programming schedule.

REASON

 

The decision was supported by the following reason:

  1. To expedite the delivery of highway improvement works.
The decision will come into force after five working days following the day the decision was published unless the decision becomes subject to the call in procedures.
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