Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Report will outline the Local Implementation
Plan settlement for 20/21
Ian Price, Team Leader (Strategy and Commissioning) presented the report.
The officer clarified that Transport for London have previously indicated that the funding formula would be brought in line with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and a number of options for revision had been explored, however there has been no further update.
In response to further questions, the officer clarified that the Liveable Neighbourhood Bid decisions had not been announced and that TfL have done a review of the Borough’s bus services to identify several long and short-term proposals.
Members discussed the Local Transport Funds, which had previously been proportionally allocated to Local Committees, and will now be directed towards the delivery of the School Streets projects. Concerns were raised by the Conservative Group and Councillor Green that centralising this fund would mean that it would be difficult for local residents to put forward their ideas to enhance the streets and ward councillors would be unable to make appropriate choices for their area. The Chair explained the previous allocations of the Local Transport Funds were used for interventions which are now addressed in the Parking Strategy and every committee will get a school street during the two year programme, with three pilots are programmed to take place during the summer. He hoped that, if the trials are successful, it will create momentum to apply for additional funding for further enhancements.
During the discussion, the Chair requested that a briefing be circulated to all committee members which includes the definition of a “school street” and a “healthy street”.
2. Capital expenditure be incurred of £890,400 for the capital schemes identified in the LIP for Corridors and Neighbourhoods, £100,000 for Local LIP funding and £50,000 for Beddington Gateway Major Scheme, as well as the sum of £169,000 for various revenue initiatives identified in the Corridors and Neighbourhoods programme.
3. The specific funding circumstances attached to the profiling of the Beddington Gateway Major Scheme be noted
4. The Assistant Director Transport, Highways, and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee, be authorised to take all necessary steps to implement the schemes, including undertaking the necessary statutory consultations.
At their request, it was noted that the Conservative group and Councillor Green abstained from all four of the recommendations.
Report author: Ian Price
Publication date: 24/03/2020
Date of decision: 11/03/2020
Decided at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee