Decision details

Highway Maintenance Funding and Structural Maintenance Programme 2012/2013

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This programme identifies roads in need of maintenance, both structural and preventative, and is based on information from condition surveys, Members, Area Forums and members of staff.


A report by the Director of Technical Services reminded the Cabinet that on 13 January 2011, it had endorsed the maintenance allocation within the Local Transport Plan Capital Programme for 2012/13 (Minute No. 285 refers).  The Programme had included the funding for the Highway Maintenance Block, totalling £2.958 million.  On 12 December 2011, the Council had approved the Capital Programme 2012/15 which included a further £2.65 million for 2012/13 (£1 million for capitalised highways maintenance, £1 million for roads and £0.65 million for road safety) funded from Council resources (Minute No. 70 (v) refers.).


The report presented both the proposed breakdown of that highway maintenance funding between the Bridges, Lighting and Roads/Footway elements of the network and the proposed Highway Structural Maintenance Programme 2012/13, for approval.


It was noted that the maintenance of highways was a statutory duty for the Council under the Highways Act 1980 (as amended).




That the Cabinet approves:


(1)  the proposed allocation of Local Transport Plan Capital Programme 2012/13 Maintenance Block between Street Lighting, Bridges and Roads/Footways;


(2)  the Detailed Highway Structural Maintenance Programme for 2012/13 (as detailed in paragraph 4.3 of the report); and


(3)  the Director of Technical Services; in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Transport Services and Party Spokespersons; be able to make necessary adjustments to the priorities within the programme should the need arise due to financial, condition or other factors.

Publication date: 20/01/2012

Date of decision: 12/01/2012

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2012

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