Decision details

2022/23 Capital Investment in Public Realm Infrastructure, Traffic and Risk Management: £1m Retaining Walls Programme of Works

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


As set out in the Cabinet Member Report, the proposed investment, will invest in the Public Realm and mitigates identified risk in the network, due to the scale of need and investment, which cannot be mitigated in the current Annual Plan due to other commitments and constraints.
The investment supports the county plan and ambition for Herefordshire:
Environment: protect and enhance our environment and keep Herefordshire a great place to live;
Community: strengthen communities to ensure everyone lives well and safely together; and
Economy: support our economy which builds on the county’s strengths and resources.
Reducing the Risk of Highway Retaining Wall Collapse is a concern following the B4224 near to Fownhope. The risk in structure remains significant. In order to manage the risk of these, without diverting funds from other critical assets or asset types, this project intends to deliver works to the most important structures. Priority will be based on the risk and road hierarchy such as strategic and resilient network. This work has been progressed using the principles of utilising a risk-based approach as required by both the Highways Maintenance Plan and the UK Roads Liaison Group’s Well Managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of Practice.
A procurement strategy which will adhere to the Councils Procurement Rules will be developed for the delivery of this investment to ensure value for money which will be confirmed in further governance as set out in recommendation (b).

Contact: Ross Cook, Corporate Director - Economy and Environment Email:

Publication date: 12/01/2023

Date of decision: 06/01/2023

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