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Highways Routine Maintenance

The following key decision was considered using the Council’s general exception rules because the decision was urgent and it was not possible to give 28 days notice on the Forward Plan. The decision was considered by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood.

 

Reasons for invoking general exception procedures (as set out in the Council’s Constitution, Rules on Access to Information Procedure Rules)

 

The unanticipated continuation of high demand into the summer, along with the continuing pressure on availability of resources and the need to address before the winter months has meant that it was necessary to act quickly to ensure there was additional investment in place to ensure appropriate resources were available to fix safety defects and comply with the Council’s statutory duty.

 

Decision: To seek formal approval to invest up to £1.3m of additional funds in highways routine maintenance.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/08/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The unanticipated continuation of high demand into the summer, along with the continuing pressure on availability of resources and the need to address this before the winter months means that it is necessary to act quickly to ensure there is additional investment in place to ensure appropriate resources are available to fix safety defects and comply with the Council’s statutory duty.

Decision due: Between 1 Sep 2021 and 3 Sep 2021 by Cabinet Member - Highways and Flood

Lead member: Cllr Vernon Smith, Cabinet Member for Highways and Flood

Contact: Colin Chick, Executive Director of Economy, Economy and Infrastructure Email: colin.chick@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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