Lee Burchill (Major Capital Programme Manager) and Toby Butler (Traffic & Network Solutions Asset Manager) were in attendance for this item.
1. Mr Payne gave a verbal overview of the Urban Traffic Management and Control project and confirmed that the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) were providing all project funding. The cooperation between local authorities and stakeholders was commended, as was the overall positive impact infrastructure improvements were predicted to have on the wider Dartford and Gravesham districts.
2. RESOLVED to endorse the proposed decision of the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport to accept the capital grant from Ebbsfleet Development Company, to take the UTMC project through the stages of development and delivery and specifically for approval:
(a) for KCC to enter into a funding agreement with EDC subject to the approval of the Corporate Director of Finance, Corporate and Strategic Services;
(b) to undertake the design and surveys for the UTMC project. The design work will be undertaken by the KCC Traffic and Network Solutions team;
(c) to progress all statutory approvals or consents required for the schemes, including transfer of land and rights;
(d) to carry out any additional consultation required for the scheme;
(e) to enter into construction contracts as necessary for the delivery and future maintenance of the scheme;
(f) for any further decisions required to allow the scheme to proceed through to delivery to be taken by the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment & Transport under the Officer Scheme of Delegations following prior consultation with the Cabinet Member.