Issue - decisions

LIP Allocation 2018/19

23/05/2018 - Local Implementation Plan Allocation 2018/19

Nathan Vear, Interim Head of the Joint Environment Service, presented the report.

 

The Chair raised concerns about the reduced government funding payments being made to TfL for roads, and commented that the reduced funding would not help the economy or infrastructure across London.

 

Members sought clarification on how the TfL fund was allocated for the 2018/19 LIP allocation, which was itemised in paragraph 2.4 in the report, and whether it was split into different categories of projects the money must be spent on. Ian Price, Team Leader - Strategy & Commissioning, explained that that used to be the allocation system but that was now no longer the case.

 

Members commented that from the report they were unclear that the schedule of works in Appendix A would be able to go ahead if there was a shortfall for some of the projects. Ian Price, Team Leader for Strategy and Commissioning, Highways and Transport confirmed that the works could go ahead and that funding in line with the schemes listed at Appendix A had been approved by TfL, subject to the two scheme adjustments listed..

 

Members asked further whether money can be carried over year to year. The Team Leader for Strategy and Commissioning said that TfL have stipulated that the yearly funding has to be spent during that year.

 

Members asked for clarification on the financial implications in reports and what decisions they related to. Neilesh Kakad, Head of Financial Engagement and Advice, explained to the Committee that the financial implications quoted in reports only relate to the decisions in the report, and not previous expenditure by officers.

 

RESOLVED that:

  1. The changes in the LIP Settlement, from those originally indicated in the Annual Spending Submission Guidance papers issued by TfL in June 2017, and the impact the revised settlement on the delivery of the programme previously consulted be noted.

 

  1. It be noted further reductions will be needed to bring the work programme in line with the settlement.

 

  1. It be agreed to incur capital expenditure of £890,400 for the capital schemes identified in the LIP for Corridors and Neighbourhoods, £100,000 for Local LIP funding and £765,000 for Beddington North Major Scheme so that the projects can proceed. A sum of £169,000 for various revenue initiatives which has been approved for 2018/19 and is included in the revenue estimates.

 

  1. The specific funding circumstances attached to the profiling of the Beddington Major Scheme, as set out in paragraphs 3.9 to 3.10 be noted.

 

  1. It be agreed to authorise the Assistant Director Environment, Housing and Regeneration (Safer and Stronger Communities) to take all necessary steps to implement the schemes, including commencing any necessary statutory consultations.