Transport Asset Management Plan
Decision Maker: Internal Scrutiny Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
The Chair welcomed Mel Ormesher, Head of Asset Management; and Paul Binks, Highway Asset Manager, to the meeting.
The report presented explained that the Transport Asset Management Plan (TAMP) was approved in 2014 and identified the key strategic priorities of the County Council, as highway authority for Lancashire, during the period 2015-16 to 2029-30.
The Committee was informed that the updating of the MARIO/Mapzone was an ongoing piece of work. Reassurance was given that the data used within the TAMP refresh was robust. Members requested an update on timescales for the completion of the asset data update and it was reported that the Highways Asset Management Team was still in the process of migrating highways data to MARIO. Members would be updated on when the migration would be completed.
It was confirmed that Customer Access now flagged queries from Parish Councillors so they could be tracked. A working group, which was in its early stages, had been set up to look at the flow of information from Customer Access linking with the HAMS system.
The website for the reporting process of complaints was felt to be not very efficient for phone use and worked much better on laptops. Members enquired if the website could be optimised for phone use with the possibility of a GPS app.
It was pointed out that United Utilities repair work was improving and LCC would continue to hold them to account through inspection of their works. In addition, ongoing meetings were being held with United Utilities. The Committee requested for the updated pothole policy to be brought back to a future meeting for review prior to formal approval.
In regards to street lighting there had been a £70m grant for LED replacements. Complaints had been received from the public that the new street lamps were not as good as the old ones especially in residential areas. Members requested further investigation into the complaints.
The Highways Asset Management Team was looking at making the reporting of highways issues more accessible. Members suggested links on district councils' websites to the MARIO system would be a help.
Regarding the issue of white lines painted around potholes and the delays in repairs, the Team would take this back and look at the time between the lines being painted and the repair.
Resolved: That the report presented and the progress on delivery of the TAMP be noted.
Date of decision: 17/11/2017
Decided at meeting: 17/11/2017 - Internal Scrutiny Committee