Decision Maker: Director of Law and Assurance
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The Chancellor’s Autumn Budget 2018 announced £420million towards additional Roads Funding.
The Department for Transport (DfT) provided confirmation, via a letter dated 13 November 2018, of an additional £6.083million capital funding for the County Council. This funding must be spent on highway network infrastructure maintenance before the end of March 2019.
The decision is urgent due to the challenging time constraint in which to spend the grant funding.
The Director of Law and Assurance, with the agreement of the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure and the Chairman of the County Council, used his delegated powers under Standing Order 5.23.
Pursuant to Regulation 11 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is hereby given for a key decision which is not able to be included in the Forward Plan 28 days before the decision is taken. The following decision has been taken under the urgent action procedure by the Director of Law and Assurance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, and with the agreement of the Chairman of the County Council (Standing Order 5.23(b) Part 4, Section 5, of the County Council’s constitution).
Urgent decisions are not subject to a call-in period and come into effect immediately.
The Director of Law and Assurance has:
1) Approved the addition of the £6.083m Department for Transport Roads Funding grant to the existing Local Highways Maintenance Block allocation in the 2018/19 Capital Programme which will be reported for confirmation at a future meeting of the County Council.
2) Authorised the Director of Highways and Transport to approve the delivery of schemes and works, to be identified under the DfT Road Funds programme, through the existing Term Maintenance Contract.
Urgent item?: Yes
Publication date: 05/12/2018
Date of decision: 05/12/2018