Decision details

Jan 24 - Local Deterioration Fund 2023/24

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No


In 2023/24 a total value of £3.2m was apportioned for Local Deterioration Funding. These schemes are prioritised by calculating the number of repeated visits to fix defects at the same location. The scheme size is generally under 2000m2 which equates to an operational team conducting either one or two days resurfacing depending of the construction depth. This is to maximise efficiency of the workforce. The funding apportionment is divided into 3 programme tranches throughout the year, typically April, August and November. Before each tranche is released, new up to date data is used in the analysis to ensure roads that have deteriorated within year and over the winter period are taken into account.

Tranches 1 and 2 from the 2023/24 apportionment have already been approved for delivery by the cabinet member and they have either already been delivered or have been programmed in for delivery.

On 4 October 2023, the government announced £8.3 billion of additional highways maintenance funding over the period 2023 to 2033 for highway maintenance funding (Network North additional highway maintenance allocations). For the financial year 2023/24 a further £3.661m has been allocated for Lancashire in addition to the funds already approved for the Highway Block of the Capital Programme.

An urgent report detailing the apportionments of the Network North additional highway maintenance allocations funding was submitted and was approved by the leader of the County Council on the 23rd December 2023 to approve £836,208 for an additional programme of Local deterioration schemes to be produced and delivered.


In consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, and the Director of Highways and Transport, John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision approve:

·  The remaining funds of £ 591,814.63 from the 2023/24 Local Deterioration Fund apportionment to be allocated to the schemes detailed in Appendix A.

·  A value of £ 836,208.00 approved by to be allocated to schemes detailed in Appendix B to supplement the Local Deterioration Fund 2023/24 from the additional funds received from the DfT.


Divisions Affected: (All Divisions);

Contact: John Davies Email:

Date of decision: 24/04/2024

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