Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Infrastructure
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Council is progressing a package of schemes in the north of the Borough as identified in the Local Cycling Walking and Infrastructure Plan. This package will connect key settlements such as Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge, and enable wider connections to the Handforth Garden Village development, Manchester Airport and South Manchester. A key element of this package is the Manchester Road scheme between Wilmslow and Handforth.
CEC was allocated £1.29m from Active Travel Fund Tranche 4 for the northern section of the Manchester Road scheme. The section of this scheme south of Wilmslow Cemetery was not funded.
Active Travel England have invited CEC to now apply for a subsequent round of funding titled ‘Active Travel Fund Tranche 4 Extension’ and indicatively allocated £0.673m subject to CEC submitting an application that demonstrates a high quality scheme that offers value for money.
A design for the middle section of this scheme has been developed to provide continuity of the scheme and deliver a high-quality route for people walking, wheeling and cycling.
On the basis of this design a high level cost estimate has been produced estimating the middle section of the scheme to be £1,115,549 inclusive of risk.
This ODR is seeking approval of CEC’s funding submission to Active Travel England’s ‘Active Travel Fund Tranche 4 Extension’ round of bidding for the middle section of the Manchester Road scheme in Wilmslow. A £0.673m funding contribution towards the middle section of the scheme is being sought through the funding application.
If necessary it would be possible to scale back the scheme to match the funding grant
Publication date: 27/11/2023
Date of decision: 24/11/2023