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.
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