Decision details

Highways Infrastructure Maintenance Programmes 2021-22

Reference: D52950

Decision Maker: Director of City Development

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To approve the programme of planned highways asset maintenance and strengthening (roads and highway structures) works for the 2021/22 financial year (with a provisional programme for 2022-2024), and give authority to incur expenditure linked to these works.

Decision:

The Chief Officer (Highways and Transportation);

a)  gave authority to incur expenditure of £18,235,476 (£14,930,022 works costs and £2,330,454 internal staff and partner design fee costs plus £975,000 bridge inspection, assessment and asset management fees) funded from the 2021/22 Local Transport Plan Capital Grant Allocation (£6,035,476) and Leeds City Council Capital Resources (£12,200,000);

b)  approved the addition of the schemes listed in appendices B and C to this report into the Highways Infrastructure Maintenance Programmes 2021/22;

c)  noted the addition of schemes listed in appendix D to this report into the Revenue Highways Infrastructure Maintenance Programmes 2021/22;

d)  noted the reductions in funding covering all applicable budgets from previous years, and the possible long term effects this will cause to the Highway Infrastructure assets;

e)  noted that we do expect to receive £4,828,381 (£4,311,054 works costs and £517,327 internal staff fees) funded from the DfT Pothole Capital Grant 2021/22, which will help offset the budget reductions detailed within this report.  A further report will be brought to request authority to incur expenditure, once confirmation of the funding has been received;

f)  The Chief Officer shall be responsible for implementation of the attached programmes of work within the 2021/22 financial year.

 

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Ward Councillors, Town and Parish are consulted on an annual basis, this is then used to inform the decisions taken regarding streets included within the annual works programme, and those also included to spend any additional funding which may be received throughout the year. This year the consultation was carried out between 1st and 31st July 2020. Confirmation on the results of the consultation will be sent out shortly.

Consultees

Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, all Ward Members, All Town and Parish Councils.

Contact: Richard Hobson 0113 378 7318 Email: richard.hobson@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 12/04/2021

Effective from: 20/04/2021

Current call-in Count: 0

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