Decision details

Road Safety Engineering LTP (Local Transport Plan) project - Funding Approvals

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Road Safety Engineering Project is a project identified through casualty data to address road traffic casualties that have been identified to have an engineering solution.
This decision seeks the relevant funding approvals to progress the project.
Cabinet approval will be sought for a transfer of Environment & Transport Capital Programme budget from the approved City Centre Improvements scheme, within the Public Realm section, to create a new scheme for this project within the Improved Safety section.
The report will also seek approval for capital expenditure, currently estimated at £332,000.


(i)  To amend the existing Environment & Transport Capital Programme by the following capital variations totalling £332,000:


a.  To reduce by £332,000 of LTP government grant the capital scheme “City Centre Improvements”

b.  To increase by £332,000 of LTP government grant the capital scheme “Improved Safety - Engineering”.


(ii)  To approve total capital expenditure of £332,000 in 2013/14 for the “Improved Safety - Engineering” scheme included within the Environment & Transport Capital Programme.



Reasons for the decision:

Financial Procedure Rules require that funding is added to the capital programme and approval to spend is secured to enable the delivery of projects within the Council’s Capital Programme.

Alternative options considered:

An option is not to approve the transfer of funding.  This would result in not being able to construct the schemes which have come forward through the Road Safety Engineering Prioritisation Process. 

An alternative option would be to reduce casualties through a programme of education and publicity, although this would not be an appropriate intervention where road safety engineering solutions are required.

Report author: Carol Bagshaw

Publication date: 15/10/2013

Date of decision: 15/10/2013

Decided at meeting: 15/10/2013 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/10/2013

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