[To approve the transport capital programme for 2019 2020 and future years]
1. That the list of projects for development and implementation as part of the Transportation Capital Programme 2019-2020 and future years, as set out in appendices 3, 4, 5 and 6 to the report be approved.
2. That the Head of City Transport be authorised to proceed with development work for each project on the list including surveying, site investigation, options appraisal, feasibility analysis, traffic modelling, detailed design, statutory advertising and public consultation, as appropriate.
3. That the projects marked ‘Approve’ in the ‘Approval’ column of appendix 3 and 4 to the report be approved for implementation, subject to the availability of funding.
4. That the Cabinet Member for City Environment, in consultation with the Director for City Environment be authorised to approve, through an Individual Executive Decision Notice, implementation of the projects on the list marked ‘IEDN’ in the ‘Approval’ column of appendix 3 and 4, to the report subject to the satisfactory outcome of public consultation, availability of funding and any other relevant considerations.
5. That the Cabinet Member for City Environment, in consultation with the Director for City Environment be authorised to approve, through an Individual Executive Decision Notice, the bringing forward of projects from appendix 5 to appendix 3 or 4 to the report and thereafter to approve them for implementation during 2019-2020 subject to the satisfactory outcome of public consultation, availability of funding and any other relevant considerations.
6. That further reports be presented at the appropriate time in order to obtain the necessary authority to implement the projects marked ‘Cabinet’ in the ‘Approval’ column of appendix 3 and 4 to the report.
7. That the Chief Legal Officer be authorised to serve all necessary notices in respect of the projects listed in appendix 3 and 4 to the report and, subject to there being no unresolved objections, make traffic regulation orders as required.
8. That the Head of City Transport be authorised to make applications and bids for additional external funding noting that final agreement to receive funding is dependent on Director of Finance approval.
9. That the Director of Finance be authorised to enter into funding agreements with the various funding bodies to receive grant funding in respect of the projects included in the report.
10.That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Environment and the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of City Environment / Deputy Managing Director and Director of Finance to approve capital budgets for transport projects upon receipt of a grant offer letter.
11. That the expenditure and progress made in delivering £33 million worth of projects in the Transportation Capital Programme during 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 as set out in Appendix 2 to the report be noted.
12. That the Council’s continuing success in bidding for additional funding and delivering new projects through the Local Growth Fund, Access to Growth, and the West Midlands Combined Authority be noted.
Councillor Steve Evans requested approval to a programme of capital projects to develop and maintain the City’s transportation network for the financial year 2019-2020 and future years, subject to available resources and annual review. Over the last three financial years £33 million had been spent on the City’s network. This had been funded by a variety of sources including money the Council had raised through grants, the Local Growth Fund, Department for Transport and the West Midlands Combined Authority. Amongst some of the notable schemes for 2018-2019 included the continued City North Gateway Phase 1 (Stafford Road) project.