Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member – Minutes – 28 January 2016
29 (29) TRANSPORT ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval for the Transport Asset Management Plan Policy and Overview Document.
A report was approved in September 2015 in connection with the Department for Transport (DfT) Incentive Funding for Highways Maintenance (minute 18 refers). The report set out changes to how the DfT would allocate funds for highways and transport related capital projects in the future.
To secure the maximum level of DfT funding potentially available, local highway authorities would need to have in place a fully developed Transport Asset Management Plan (TAMP). The previous report set out the provisional assessment of the council’s position in relation to securing DfT funding. It highlighted a risk that the council may not secure the maximum funding potentially available in the future without completing work on a robust TAMP.
Work had since progressed on the TAMP. Details of the council’s TAMP needed to be on the council website prior to 31 January 2016. This would help ensure that no funding was lost for the 2016/17 financial year. Notification of the deadline was only received from the DfT in late December 2015.
Resolved – That the Transport Asset Management Plan Policy and Overview Document, for publication on the council’s website by 31 January 2016 to ensure maximum Department of Transport funding for highway maintenance in 2016/17 is secured, be approved.