Decision details

Sustainable Transport Enhancements Package (STEP)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Decision to approve a programme of schemes (Transport Plan for Growth and Sustainable Transport Enhancement Programme (STEP))


Councillor Stuart Whittingham introduced a report from the Strategic Director – Regeneration and Environment which stated that, on 17 April 2015, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority approved the Major Scheme Business Case ‘A STEP Change for Growth’ for the Sustainable Transport Enhancements Package (STEP) to enable scheme promoters to draw down allocated Growth Deal funding to commence the delivery of STEP schemes.


On 12 May 2015, the Combined Authority confirmed the Wirral element of the Growth Deal STEP funding for years 2015/16 and 2016/17. The report sought Cabinet approval to accept the £1,700,000 STEP capital funding and allocate it as outlined in the report, £900,000 in 2015/16 and £800,000 in 2016/17.


The Wirral schemes supported Growth Zones two and five, the Mersey Waterfront and A41 Corridor respectively and the report outlined the objectives of each of these schemes.




(1)  the acceptance of the £1,700,000 STEP capital funding awarded to Wirral Council and the implementation of the programme as outlined in section 3.0 of the report, be approved;


(2)  authority be delegated to the Head of Environment & Regulation, in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport and Party Spokespersons, to make necessary adjustments to the priorities within the programme should the need arise due to financial or other factors.

Publication date: 21/07/2015

Date of decision: 20/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/07/2015

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