Decision Maker: Highways and Transport Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval of the second tranche of Local Transport Development Plans as part of the LTP framework, remaining 6 plans following on from approval of the first 5 at March Committee.
Consideration was given to a report seeking the Committee’s approval for the second set of Local Transport Development Plans, which had been prepared as part of the Council’s transport strategy framework.
Members supported the production of a number of Local Transport Development Plans however it was commented that the expectations of residents needed to be carefully managed. In addition it was felt important that there was a synergy between Council departments in order to ensure that the projects being prepared were in conjunction with the relevant service areas which would enable opportunities to be maximised.
A further comment was made that the plans were a ‘wish’ list and required more focus in order for the Council to achieve its purpose of maintaining roads.
The Chair advised that the government’s approach was to encourage local authorities to put forward the most innovative schemes, as a result the reality was that the Council did need to develop documents like those being considered today in order to ensure the Council was ready to bid when those opportunities came forward.
1.That the Local Transport Development Plans as in Appendices A – F, which would become part of the Council’s policy and programme planning framework for transport be approved.
2.That it be noted individual projects in any Local Transport Development Plan would be subject to programming of the annual highways and transport capital budgets. Projects would be progressed only after funding had been agreed and subject to all necessary scheme design and development works, including consultation with stakeholders.
3.That the Interim Director of Highways & Infrastructure be authorised to update the first tranche of Local Transport Development Plans, as approved at Committee in March 2022, to take account of Government’s confirmation that no additional Bus Service Improvement Plan funding would be available to the Council (see paragraph 2.4 of the report).
Report author: Richard Hibbert
Publication date: 23/06/2022
Date of decision: 16/06/2022
Decided at meeting: 16/06/2022 - Highways and Transport Committee
Effective from: 01/07/2022