Decision details

Department for Transport Access Fund – Destination Hereford phase 3 (DH3) - Extension

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

 

To seek approval to accept £500k from the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver a one year extension to the current programme of walking and cycling promotions across the county in 2020/21.

Decision:

THAT:

(a)         The council accept grant funding of £500k from the Department for Transport;

(b)          Authority for all necessary operational decisions be delegated to the Head of Environment, Climate Emergency & Waste to implement the programme as set out in Appendix 1

 

 

Alternative options considered:

Not to accept the funds and not to proceed.

1      The council is currently delivering ‘Destination Hereford Phase 3’ (DH3), which is funded through the preceding, successful DfT Access Fund. If the council chooses not to proceed with the extension the allocated funds would not be drawn down, the project would not be undertaken and the existing DH3 project would terminate in April 2020.

2      Not proceeding would result in a missed opportunity to significantly improve and upscale existing walking and cycling promotions across the county by implementing the projects set out in the application form in Appendix 1. These activities are in line with the council’s policies within the Local Transport Plan and the complementary measures within the Hereford Transport Packages, they will contribute progress towards the council’s target of county wide carbon neutrality by 2030/31.

 

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

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Richard Vaughan, Principal Energy & Active Travel Officer Email: Richard.Vaughan@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260192.

Publication date: 19/05/2020

Date of decision: 19/05/2020

Effective from: 27/05/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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