Lee Burchill (Major Capital Programme Manager, Highways) was in attendance for this item.
1. Mr Payne (Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport) and Mr Burchill introduced the report which set out the M2 Junction 5 Highways Improvement Scheme and sought the committee’s approval to progress to the next stages of development and delivery.
2. Members paid tribute to the officers and commended their work.
3. It was RESOLVED that the proposed decision (20/00058), to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport, to approve the progression of the M2 Junction 5 improvement scheme, and, in particular, to approve that:
(a) Kent County Council act as the accountable body for the project,
(b) Kent County Council enter into a Local Growth Fund (LGF) funding agreement,
(c) Kent County Council enter into legal agreements with the third party delivering the scheme to transfer the conditions of the LGF spend and project management to them, and
(d) the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment & Transport, under the Officer Scheme of Delegations and in consultation with the Corporate Director for Finance and Procurement, to enter into relevant legal agreements and take other actions necessary to implement this decision,