Approval to move to the design stage and the next steps towards the second consultation, subject to results of the initial consultation which will run from 9th December to 19th January 2021.
Reason: To inform Members of secured funding from the Department for Transport Active Travel Fund and seek approval to proceed to the next stage of design and second consultations.
Background – The Department for Transport have awarded Kent County Council £6.098m for five named active travel schemes across the County.
How the proposed decision meets the objectives of ‘Increasing Opportunities, Improving Outcomes: Kent County Council’s Strategic Statement (2015-2020)’. The scheme supports policy objectives of promoting active travel in line with the Active Travel Strategy. Delivering health benefits, reducing congestion, promoting healthy neighbourhoods and improving infrastructure and accessibility.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/01/2021
Decision due: Not before 2nd Feb 2021 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Lead director: Simon Jones
Department: Growth, Environment & Transport
Contact: Nikola Floodgate, Road Safety and Active Travel Group Manager 03000 416239 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial high-level consultation of the
proposed schemes will take place between 9th December and January
2021. Communication with residents, businesses and stakeholders
will take place over this period too.
Cabinet Committee consultation planned: and Transport Cabinet Committee at their meeting on 18 January.
Meetings have been set up to brief the local Members and MP’s prior to the scheme consultation commencing
Financial implications: The DfT grant will fully cover both the capital and revenue costs associated with the scheme as per current concept designs; the schemes’ costs are scalable to suit the budget available
Legal implications: None
Equalities implications: An initial EQIA screening has been carried out as part of the initial consultation and will be regularly updated. Data Protection implications -None at this stage