Decision details

Executive Response to Review of highways maintenance - pothole repairs

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree the executive response to the recommendations from the review of highways maintenance – pothole repairs.


The review was commissioned by the general scrutiny committee who appointed a task and finish group to consider the highway maintenance plan and seek to address concerns expressed within the community about the potential mismatch between policy and practice on pothole repairs.  The review made a number of recommendations.  It is proposed that all of the recommendations are accepted, with the exception of recommendations 6, 8and 14, which are partially agreed, and recommendations 11 and 13 which are recommendations that executive cannot implement or require agreed in principle. Full responses are set out in appendix 3.



a)    the response to the general scrutiny committee’s recommendations regarding the review of highways maintenance – pothole repairs, as attached at appendix 1 is approved.


Alternative options considered:

1.         None proposed; it is a statutory requirement to provide a response to recommendations made by scrutiny committees.  It is open to the executive to accept, partially accept or reject a recommendation from a scrutiny committee; should a recommendation not be accepted an explanation should be provided.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);



Contact: Tim Brown, Democratic services officer Email: Tel: 01432 260239, Clive Hall, Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport Email: Tel: 01432 260786.

Publication date: 29/10/2019

Date of decision: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

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