Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Policy and Strategy communicates West Sussex County Council’s approach to highways infrastructure asset management, setting out the decision making framework for the maintenance of the roads in West Sussex. Corporate processes are also in place for the identification, assessment, and prioritisation of local and community highway and transport improvements. The rolling Forward Programmes for Highway Maintenance, Local Transport Improvement Programme (LTIP), and Community Highway Schemes (CHS) identify and prioritise future maintenance and improvement needs across the County Council’s highway asset groups. These forward programmes inform the future Annual Delivery Programmes.
The Highway Maintenance, LTIP and CHSForward Programmes provide robust and reliable information to identify the future maintenance need, or transport infrastructure improvements to be carried out within the next three to five years. The programmes are used to support forward financial planning and communicate the anticipated planned maintenance and transport improvements to elected members, County Local Committees, local West Sussex businesses and residents.
The Annual Delivery Programmeis developed and prepared from the integration of the Forward Programmes each year during autumn for approval in advance of the start of the new financial year. It prioritises maintenance and improvement schemes taking into account available funding for delivery and the relative need.
The Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure has approved:
(1) The Annual Delivery Programme 2019/20 for implementation from 1 April 2019. (Appendix 1)
(2) That the additional £8.046m of grant and S.106 funding as set out in paragraph 4.2 is utilised to deliver the Programme in 2019/20, and the Capital Programme updated accordingly.
(3) The Annual Delivery Programme for 2019/20 to be circulated to County Local Committees and other appropriate stakeholders for their information and published on the West Sussex highways webpages. (Appendix 2 - part a and b)
(4) The delegation of authority to the Director of Highways and Transport to adjust the 2019/20 Annual Delivery Programme to take account of budgetary pressures and any changes in priority arising as a result of network availability, emergencies, or other operational circumstances, in consultation with the Cabinet Member.
Publication date: 12/04/2019
Date of decision: 12/04/2019
Effective from: 26/04/2019