Decision details

Planned Highway Maintenance and Street Lighting Programmes 2020/2021

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 replacement.


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. 



  1. capital expenditure be incurred in 2020/21 for the proposed highway maintenance programme for footways and carriageways and street lighting column replacement programme, as detailed in paragraph 6.1 (subject to funding confirmation, and noting as the officer tabled at the meeting, that the Carriageways funding is £725k (rather than £718k as per the report)), so that the schedule of works identified under Appendices A and B can be undertaken.
  2. the Assistant Director, Highways, Transport, and Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhood Committee, be delegated authority to make in-year changes to the prioritised planned highway maintenance programme to facilitate effective delivery and to respond in-year to emerging priorities or unforeseen events, e.g. severe weather conditions.


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

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