Issue details

19/00002 - Award of Grant - Kent County Council Network Requirements

Following receipt of a business case, the Secretary of State for Transport has agreed to grant KCC capped funding of up to £29m for road and infrastructure requirements to prepare for leaving the EU on 29 March 2019. Funding will be paid as capital grant under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 to KCC as the accountable body.

 

In order to ensure improvements are made before 29 March, construction work needs to start urgently.

 

Therefore the proposed decision is to delegate to the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport, in consultation with the Leader of KCC and the Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, and Transport, authority to spend grant funding from the Secretary of State for road network requirements to prepare for leaving the EU on 29 March 2019.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2019

Decision due: Not before 5th Feb 2019 by Cabinet
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Planning, Highways, Transport and Waste

Lead director: Barbara Cooper

Contact: Simon Jones, Director of highways, Transportation and Waste 03000 411683 Email: simon.jones@kent.gov.uk.

Consultees

The proposal will be discussed by Cabinet at their meeting on 28 January 2019.

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