Decision details

Town Centre Highway Management Agreements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Highways and the Head of Highways & Transport to enter into agency agreements with Districts / Boroughs for the management and maintenance of small areas of highway land.




1.    That authority is delegated to the Head of Highways and Transport, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways, to enter into “Town Centre Highway Management Agreements” with district/borough councils which request this arrangement was agreed.

2.    That local / joint committees undertake operational oversight of any such agreements was agreed.


Reason for Decision:


The introduction of Town Centre Highway Management Agreements enable willing district/borough councils to manage and maintain their prestige locations according to local priorities and needs.  Standards of maintenance will need to be as high as, or greater than that provided by the county council for the rest of the highway network.  The agreements may help to attract additional investment in the highway network. Income from licensing will facilitate such investment.

They will build on close cooperation between the county council and district/borough councils in delivering services for Surrey residents.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment & Highways Select Committee]


Report author: Richard Bolton

Publication date: 17/07/2019

Date of decision: 16/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/07/2019

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