Decision details

South Wye Transport Package - Active Travel Measures

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

A number of active travel options have been considered and consulted on in 2014 and 2016. A robust appraisal process outlined in this report has been adopted to determine the schemes which should be included in the scheme business case. If these schemes are not progressed the objectives of the SWTP will not be met.

 

The South Wye Transport Package comprises the Southern Link Road and a complementary package of active travel measures. The South Wye Transport Package Options Refinement Report contained in Appendix 1 of this report describes the selection of this preferred package and outlines how a range of active travel measures has been considered, consulted upon publicly and refined according to feedback and technical appraisal of how well each of the schemes performed against package objectives. The report proposes which active travel elements should be included in business case for the scheme to ensure a robust case for funding can be made and confirms that other active travel measures will be considered for future delivery as other funding sources become available.

Decision:

 

That:

(a)  the preferred package of active travel measures as outlined in the current Options Refinement Report (in Appendix 1) be considered and approved by the cabinet member for infrastructure for inclusion in the South Wye Transport Package full business case within a budget of £5.041m;

(b)  subject to confirmation of the statutory orders for the Southern Link Road,  authority is delegated to the director of economy and place following consultation with the Section 151 officer to submit the final full business case to the Department for Transport to draw down Growth Fund grant funding for the delivery of the South Wye Transport Package, comprising the Southern Link Road and the active travel measures approved under recommendation (a);

(c)  active travel measures not included in the appended Options Refinement Report preferred package be considered for future delivery as other funding sources become available through the annual plan process for the Public Realm.

 

Alternative options considered:

1.         A number of active travel options have been considered and consulted on in 2014 and 2016. A robust appraisal process outlined in this report has been adopted to determine the schemes which should be included in the scheme business case. If schemes are not progressed the objectives of the SWTP will not be met.

 

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Wards Affected: Belmont Rural; Central; Dinedor Hill; Greyfriars; Hinton & Hunderton; Newton Farm; Redhill; Saxon Gate; Stoney Street; Wormside;

Contact: Mairead Lane, Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport / Head of Infrastructure Delivery Email: mlane@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260944.

Publication date: 08/03/2019

Date of decision: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

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