Decision Maker: Environment and Neighbourhood Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Proposed programmes for footway and
carriageway planned maintenance and street lighting column
Mervyn Bartlett, Group Manager (Highways and Transport), presented the report, which this year included street lighting works as well as carriageway resurfacing and footway renewal.
Members discussed the street lighting programme, particularly in relation to the switch to LED lighting. Whilst members welcomed the additional funding, they highlighted residents' concerns around the need for improved lighting in areas such as Beddington Park and Greenshaw Wood, as well as reports of street lighting switching off when it is still dark. Officers agreed to investigate this further.
Members also discussed potholes and the proposed streets which were scheduled for resurfacing. In response to questions, the officer clarified that the roads which were identified had a number of consecutive failures within them and there would be a long-term benefit by resurfacing them. The Chair requested that officers look into other roads which were mentioned during the discussion, and to consider including them in next year’s planned highway maintenance programme.
During the discussion the officer and Chair agreed to circulate the notes from the last (June 2019) E&N Performance Monitoring meeting which had looked at this area and include the percentage of LED lighting installed in other London Boroughs, for comparison.
Report author: Matthew Hill
Publication date: 24/03/2020
Date of decision: 11/03/2020
Decided at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Environment and Neighbourhood Committee