1. Mr Payne introduced the report which asked the cabinet committee to consider and endorse or make recommendations on a proposed decision to enter into a legal agreement with Dover District Council to act as an infrastructure delivery partner at no cost or risk to the County Council and to take the project through detailed design, statutory approvals and to enter into a construction contract.
2. RESOLVED to endorse the proposed decision of the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport to give approval:
(a) to enter into legal agreements with Dover District Council to undertake the delivery of the Infrastructure Works at no cost or risk to the County Council.
(b) for KCC officers to project manage, input into the delivery and supervision of the project, with the cost of all staff and consultant time being recoverable against the project funding.
(c) to complete the detailed design for the project. This work will be undertaken by a design consultant appointed through the Medway Professional Services Framework Contract.
(d) to progress all consents required for the scheme including Traffic Regulation Orders.
(e) to enter into a construction contract through an external competitive tender.
(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 and Transport under the Officer Scheme of Delegations following prior consultation with the Cabinet Member.