Nikola Floodgate (Schemes Planning and Delivery Manager) was in attendance for this item.
1. Mr Brazier gave a verbal overview of the proposed decision. He noted the geographic scope of the scheme and reminded members that it formed part of a wider project.
2. Mrs Floodgate confirmed that the scheme would be funded by tranche 2 of the Department for Transport’s Active Travel Fund. In relation to public consultation, she verified that 80% of consultees had indicated their support for the scheme. She noted that construction was planned to begin in late October.
3. Mr Collor asked whether future consideration could be given to a larger Cinque Ports active travel scheme that linked Dover and Sandwich to the established route. Mrs Floodgate recognised the need for a wider strategic overview between towns and assured the committee that the Cycling Planning Team within Transport would be informed of the suggestion.
RESOLVED to endorse the proposed decision of the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport to proceed to construction for phases 5A and 5B pending satisfactory land agreements as shown at Appendix C of the decision report.