Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
3. That local and joint committees are provided regular updates of progress of the relevant schemes within their areas.
Reason for decision:
Increasing residents’ choices on travel and accessibility of travel is important for our residents and as such is reflected in our ambitions and community vision. Active travel has also been a key area of government policy with the publication of the Department for Transport’s Gear Change plan which set out the ambition for the UK to become a walking and cycling nation.
SCC want to ensure that the active travel schemes being delivered for residents align with our own ambitions and objectives as well as ensuring that the grant is directed to the priority schemes in the time required and with the right local engagement
On this basis, consideration has been given to the prioritisation process required to achieve this aim. It is anticipated this will include the following aspects;
We are taking a consultation approach that provides robust evidence. This consultative approach is not only important in helping us to prioritise but also in meeting the Government’s expectations in the second round of schemes.
It is imperative that the consultation is representative of the communities that live around the proposed active travel schemes as well as the wider population across Surrey. The work will extend beyond the groups that typically participate in consultation exercises to reach those who, for whatever reason, do not typically engage in traditional consultation exercises but are nonetheless affected by the proposed changes.
Once the consultation has concluded, the schemes will be prioritised based on the results of the consultation and the factors explained later in this report. Those schemes that are unsuccessful in being prioritised for delivery will remain on list for future funding opportunities and review through the Local Cycling & Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIP) programme.
[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee]
Publication date: 31/03/2021
Date of decision: 30/03/2021
Decided at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 08/04/2021