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Decision details

Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The Executive have previous agreed to change the highway inspection regime in response to the updated Well Managed Highways Infrastructure code of practice (The Code). In response a review of the way assets are managed has been undertaken to develop a Transport Management Asset Plan (TMAP) & Highways Asset Management Plan (HAMP)

The Executive Member will be asked to approve a Transport Management Asset Plan (TMAP) & Highways Asset Management Plan (HAMP).

The title of this issue has changed from Transport and Highways Asset  Management Plans to Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan.


Resolved:  (i)      That, following Council’s approval in July of the supplementary budget allocating an extra £1m for immediate highway repairs and £1m for cycling and walking initiatives, £500k of the highway funding and £500k of the cycling and walking funding be allocated to wards to distribute.


                   (ii)      That approval be given to commence immediately with the ward funding element of the highway maintenance programme detailed in the report to Executive on 29 August 2019 entitled ‘Refresh of Ward Committees’.


                   (iii)     That approval be given to adopt the maintenance categories for the development of a new Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HAMP), namely: Ward Funding, Reactive Maintenance, Preventative Maintenance and Proactive Maintenance.


                   (iv)    That, as part of the annual budget process, funding be considered in accordance with the categories identified in (iii) above.


                   (vi)    That the current balance between the funding categories be maintained until such time as a new HAMP is adopted, noting that any significant deviation from the current balance ahead of adoption of the HAMP would require specific advice.


Reason:     To ensure that the council’s investment in assets responds to community needs and the council’s commitment to ward funding, while ensuring that budget allocation is as effective as possible and delivered in accordance with best practice and the Well Managed Highways Infrastructure Code of Practice,

Report author: Bill Manby

Publication date: 25/10/2019

Date of decision: 24/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/10/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 29/10/2019

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