Issue - meetings
Transport Plan for Growth Programme 2016/17
Meeting: 18/07/2016 - Cabinet (Item 34)
Our ambitions for Wirral - a thriving, growing economy with high-paying jobs for our residents - are dependent on a transport network which is safe, efficient and attracts employers to our Borough.
I am delighted that we are in a position to recommend investment of £1.375m into improving our highway infrastructure, supporting the priorities set out in our Connecting Wirral Transport Strategy.
This investment will help bring about further growth in our economy, it will help reduce carbon emissions and - crucially - it will further improve our roads to support our residents to travel safely and efficiently.
Councillor Stuart Whittingham
Councillor Stuart Whittingham introduced a report of the Team Leader (Projects) – Design and Commissioning. It stated that on the 15 April 2016, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority allocated £1,375,000 of Integrated Transport Block funding to Wirral Council, to support the delivery of the Liverpool City Region Transport Plan for Growth during 2016/17. The report sought Cabinet approval to accept the £1,375,000 and allocate it to priorities and projects as outlined in the report.
Wirral Transport Plan for Growth programme supported the Wirral Plan pledge to provide Transport and Technology Infrastructure fit for the future by ensuring that Wirral had safe, affordable, well maintained and efficient transport networks for residents to access community services, leisure facilities and commute to work. Specifically the key priorities within the Connecting Wirral Transport Strategy for keeping traffic moving safely and efficiently and encouraging healthy, active travel were delivered through the proposed programme.
Councillor Phil Davies welcomed the report and the additional £32,500 that was now available to each Constituency Committee.
Reason for decision:
To ensure that the transport capital programme reflects the Wirral Plan and the Transport Plan For Growth short-term implementation priorities, and has the flexibility to ensure delivery of the most effective schemes within the financial year.
(1) Approves the acceptance of £1,375,000 of Integrated Transport Block funding allocated to Wirral Council by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority;
(2) Approves the proposed programme for this funding as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.
(3) Delegates authority to the Head of Environment and Regulation, in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure, to make necessary adjustments to the priorities within the programme should the need arise due to financial or other factors.