A report detailing highways work programmes which are proposed to take place, in the Rochdale South Towship, during the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 financial years.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods, the purpose of which was for the Committee to note and approve the highways work programmes, for the Rochdale South Township area, that were proposed to take place during the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 financial years. Specific details relating to the Township’s work programmes in this regard were appended to the Committee’s report. The programmes included the two year local transport plan (LTP) funded capital programme.
No alternatives were presented. The submitted programme had been developed according to Department for Transport guidance and in line with other Greater Manchester Authorities.
That the proposed highways work programme for Rochdale South Township, as detailed in the submitted report, for the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 financial years, be approved.
Reasons for the resolution:
The schemes that had been selected were put together based on the principles of asset management which use network condition data, engineer inspections, life cycle planning and cost efficiency to produce the most efficient highway improvement over the course of the programmes.
Using Asset management techniques for scheme selection ensures that the Council was in line with recommendations from the Department for Transport (DfT). This enabled the Council to continue to receive the full funding allocation from the DfT incentive fund scheme. Authorities that are deemed not to be carrying out efficient highway improvements can have funding reduced and in the case of Rochdale, the maximum reduction would be £410,000.
Eligible for Call-in: Yes.