Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Management
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Annual report seeking approval to implement
schemes funded from the annual Highways Planned Preventative
Maintenance (PPM) budget
1. That the detailed proposals for the Highways PPM programme for 2021/22 at an estimated gross cost of £7,723,000 as detailed in Section 5.1 and Appendix A of the report be approved.
2. That the detailed proposals for the Bridges and Structures PPM programme for 2021/22 at an estimated gross cost of £1,285,000, as detailed in Section 5.2 of the report be approved.
3. That the detailed proposals for Public Lighting PPM programme for 2021/22 at an estimated gross cost of £4,278,000, as detailed in Section 5.3 and Appendix E of the report, be approved.
4. That the gross capital expenditure of £13,286,000 (net capital expenditure of £12,786,000) for 2021/22, comprising of £11,736,000 from the annual PPM programmes for the City Council’s Highways, Public Lighting & Bridges and Structures; £400,000 from the Low Carbon Streets Capital Programme, £400,000 from the Deep Drainage Capital Programme and £250,000 from the Asset Inventory Update Capital Programme line, be approved.
5. That the Cabinet Member for City Management delegated to the Director, City Highways the authority to make changes to the programmes agreed in recommendations 2.1 to 2.4 of the report, subject to the proviso that the overall budget is not exceeded and that the Cabinet Member is consulted on any significant changes.
3. Reasons for Decision
1. All assets deteriorate over time and any work aimed at maintaining the durability of the asset is classed as programmed maintenance. Such work prolongs the life of the asset and/or maintains structural capacity and is therefore considered as capital expenditure.
2. Each year the City Council’s regular inspection and testing programmes determine the current condition of the various highway assets (Carriageways, Footways, Lighting and Bridges & Structures) and identifies the forward investment needs that will keep the highway network in a safe and reliable condition.
3. Provision has been made in the capital programme for this expenditure to enable these programmes of work to be implemented together with preparation of forward programmes of work for 2022/23.
4. The proposed Planned Preventative Maintenance programme set out in this report will ensure that the City Council’s highway assets remain safe and effective and support the City for All agenda.
Publication date: 05/03/2021
Date of decision: 05/03/2021
Effective from: 13/03/2021