Issue details

Safety Camera Partnership equipment

The Decision needed: To endorse the replacement of the existing safety and red light cameras and site equipment for the Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership (KMSCP).  This decision is to allow KCC to undertake a project to replace the existing outdated technology on behalf of the KMSCP (Kent Police, KCC, Medway Council and the Highways Agency). The initial funding for this project is provided from the surplus generated from the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) courses.   


Road safety and reducing road casualties is a key element of Growth without Gridlock.  This is the Transport delivery plan and is a vital element of Bold Steps for Kent.  This project is a key strand of Kent’s Road Casualty Reduction Strategy and contributes to a continuing collaborative approach to reducing road crashes and casualties and improving quality of life for Kent residents.


Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:

There is little risk to the authority as no KCC funding has been allocated to this replacement, beyond that already allocated for maintenance.  The only risk relates to the removal of the funding stream from NDORS.  This risk is covered within the project process as suppliers will not be guaranteed any level of funding.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/10/2014

Contact: Tim Read, Head of Highway Transport Email:


It is not proposed to consult as this strategy is not a change in policy. The replacement of existing safety camera sites and equipment was reported through the Kent Road Casualty Reduction Strategy (2014-2020) which was subject to a full consultation with:
Road safety groups


Elected members

Kent Police

between 24th December 2013 and 24th February 2014


The equalities impact assessment document can be accessed electronically via the County Councils Website containing the cabinet committee reports and minutes and was published on 24th April 2014

Informing Only: Formal adoption of the Road Casualty Reduction Strategy 

The strategy was considered by the 24th April 2014 Cabinet Committee

This work is included in the Transportation Business Plan



Financial implications: Name: Anne Marie Penny Service: Highways, Transportation & Waste Phone number: 07917 638082 Email address:

Legal implications: 14/00103


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