47 The Congleton Greenway - River Dane Bridge and Multi-user path PDF 175 KB
To consider a report which provides an update
on the delivery of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing over
the River Dane.
Consideration was given to the report which set out
the feasibility work undertaken to date by the Council to deliver a
new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Dane, Congleton. The
report provided an update on the estimated costs, funding
assumptions and constraints of delivering a new pedestrian and
cycle bridge crossing of the river Dane. The report sought approval
to put on hold any immediate plans to develop this Scheme and to
continue to investigate future funding options.
- Assurance that developer contributions that already exist and
those that come forward in the future are ring-fenced for the
future update is provided to the Committee on the funding position
RESOLVED (by majority):
Highways and Transport Committee approve that
further project development of the Scheme is put on hold until a
viable delivery strategy for the Scheme is established.
Highways and Transport Committee notes that:
A further report will be brought back to Committee
to decide on the future of the Scheme if a viable delivery strategy
can be established.
A planning obligation associated with a development
on the western side of the river will provide the Connecting Route
between the Scheme and the western side of the river as per the
planning conditions associated with Planning consent
That the Connecting Route cannot be constructed to a
fully accessible standard, be provided with Street Lighting, or
meet the current requirements for Cycling Infrastructure as defined
in national guidelines.
The latest delivery cost estimate at this stage of
development for the Scheme is now £5.3M, including an
allowance for inflation, at an expected construction date of
That this revised cost envelope means that the
Scheme is now not able to be funded through the Council’s own
local resources (including developer contributions) and that
funding would now need to include an external funding
Councillor Suzie Akers-Smith left the meeting at