Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Warren Shadbolt, Executive Head of Safer and Stronger Communities, presented a report to outline Transport for London’s allocation to the Council of Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding for 2016/17. He advised that Local Committees had been asked for new LIP proposals, which had been assessed in the usual way, and that the report was based on the results of this process.
Councillors discussed the future of LIP funding under a new Mayor of London, and supported the need for fairer local funding for Sutton. LIP funding had been provided for a three year period, but the future arrangements for the period after 2016/17 was unclear, as TFL’s budget was being reduced in line with other public bodies. The Chair noted that money for road maintenance had been reduced by government over a number of years, but councils needed funds to be retained to maintain the quality of local road assets.
The Chair noted that Sutton had won funds from TFL for Beddington Lane to be the next major road scheme in the borough. This was the first bid in London to be won for an industrial area, rather than a High Street area. The value of the bid was initially over £300,000 for a feasibility study, to be followed in subsequent years by funding in the region of £3 million.
A vote was taken and all members agreed the recommendations.
RESOLVED that the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee agree:
1. That the schemes and measures detailed in the report, having received LIP funding, become part of the Highways, and Transport Service delivery programme for 2016/17.
2. To release financial provision of £1,734k for the capital schemes identified in the settlement for 2016/17 (£207,000 for various revenue initiatives has been approved for 2016/17 and will be included in the revenue estimates).
3. To allocate the £100k Local Transport Funding element of the settlement to Local Committees on a per capita basis.
Publication date: 24/02/2016
Date of decision: 04/02/2016
Decided at meeting: 04/02/2016 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee