Decision details

2024/25 Capital Investment in Existing Highway Infrastructure

Decision Maker: Cabinet member roads and regulatory services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To authorise the spend/investment in the public realm existing assets and infrastructure following council’s resolution at the Council meeting 10 February 2023, to approve the proposed Capital Programme for 2023/24 through to 2026/27.




a)    Capital investment for 2024/25, in assets as set out below, is procured;:

a.    Carriageway investment £1.5m

b.    Structures £1.5m

c.    Parish Safety Schemes £100k

d.    Drainage £500k

e.    Street Lighting Columns £200k

f.     PRoW Structures £100k

g.    Project Management  £185k

Total £4.085m


Alternative options considered:

1.             Not to invest £16.04m in the highway infrastructure asset over a 4 year period, 2024/25 investment as set out above, this is not recommended as this would be contrary to the council resolution on 10 February 2023.


2.             Not to invest in the public realm infrastructure, the elements support the council’s Asset Management Plan, the investment compliments the Local Transport Plan funding which is ensuring the deteriorating network is managed to ensure a safe, usable network for all. Not to invest will see accelerated deterioration in the county’s assets.



Reason Key: Expenditure;

Details of any declarations of interest: None

Contact: Bruce Evans, Engineering Manager Email: Tel: 07792880548.

Publication date: 13/06/2024

Date of decision: 13/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

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