Issue details

Proposed 2017/18 Highway Maintenance, Road Safety and Public Rights of Way New Starts Capital Programme

On 9 February 2017 Full Council gave approval for two grants from the Department for Transport (DfT) to be added to the 2017/18 Highways Block of the Capital programme comprising;


  • £20.514 million to be used to develop the 2017/18 new starts highway maintenance capital programme.
  • £1.718 million from the DfT's £250 million Pothole Action Fund to tackle potholes.


Approval was also given for the DfT Integrated Transport Block annual grant of £6.054million to be added to the 2017/18 Transport block of the Capital programme, providing funding for the following allocations:


  • £0.500 million to address road safety issues.
  • £0.250 million to address structural repairs on the Public Rights of Way network. 
  • £0.500 million to address Cycling issues.


A further £0.500 million was approved by Full Council for Road Safety to be funded from the previously approved Parish Buses allocation within the Vehicles Block of the Capital Programme. Proposals to allocate this funding and the Cycling allocation will be presented in future reports.


This report sets out at Appendix 'A' the criteria used to select projects for inclusion in the above new starts programmes. The proposed 2017/18 list of projects is detailed at Appendices 'B' to 'J'.


This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order 25 have been complied with.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,400,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 13 Mar 2017 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

County Councillor John Fillis

Contact: Janet Wilson Email: Tel: 01772 538647.


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