Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.
Consideration was given to the report which set out proposals for the progression of the new Local Neighbourhood Road Safety (LNRS) programme and sought approval to progress to consultation in the areas set out in Tablet 2 of the report.
In July 2022 Cabinet approved the Transport Capital Programme for 2022-23. A key part of that Programme was the Local Neighbourhood and Road Safety Programme. This Programme was intended to address concerns in the community in respect of the operation of the highway network, whilst also contributing to strategic objectives. Members were invited to submit issues and concerns in Summer 2022. Following this exercise, areas for investigation had been prioritised based on Member requests received but also having regard to corporate objectives in respect of Council Plan objectives. It was proposed to deliver the Programme in 2 tranches. Areas prioritised in tranche 1 (in the period until December 2023) were listed in section 2.1 of the report, along with an initial budget.
The 12 remaining Wards fell into Tranche 2 of LNRS. These would be prioritised for inclusion in the Programme in the years 23/24 and 24/25, utilising the remaining £1,440,000 as set out in section 2.3 of the report.
1. That the Programme of Tranche 1 Local Neighbourhood and Road Safety Schemes is approved as set out in Table 2.
2. That Cabinet delegates authority to the Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment and Section 151 Officer, to enter projects within the areas specified in Table 2 into the Capital Programme.