Lee Burchill (Major Capital Programme Manager) and Russell Boorman (Senior Major Capital Programme Project Manager) were in attendance for this item.
1. Mr Payne introduced the report which provided an update on the A229 Loose Corridor Junction Improvement schemes that were part of the Maidstone Integrated Transport Programme He said that KCC had secured funding from the Local Growth Fund for their delivery and that the report sought the cabinet committee’s endorsement to proceed through the next stages of development and delivery including authority to progress statutory approvals and to enter into funding, land and construction contracts.
2. RESOLVED to endorse the proposed decision of the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport to give approval:
(a) to undertake the design and surveys for the schemes, including development control and land charge disclosures
(b) to progress all statutory approvals or consents required for the schemes
(c) to enter into land agreements with third parties as necessary
(d) to enter into construction contracts as necessary for the delivery of the scheme subject to the approval of the recommended procurement strategy
(e) to undertake engagement with all relevant stakeholders as identified in the communication plan
(f) for any further decisions required to allow the schemes to proceed through to delivery to be taken by the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport under the Officer Scheme of Delegations following prior consultation with the cabinet member.