Agenda and minutes

Welwyn Hatfield Highways Liaison Meeting
Thursday 15th March 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber , Campus East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE. View directions

Contact: Marie Lowe Email: democracy@welhat.gov.uk 01707 357443 

Items
No. Item

9.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted from:

 

County Councillor B.Gibson and S.Gordon.

 

Borough Councillors H.Beckett, D.Bell, D.Bennett, H.Bromley, L.Chesterman, J.Cragg and B.Fitzsimon.

10.

CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that the meeting timetable for the next Municipal would be confirmed at the Council’s Annual Council on 21 May 2018.  The proposed dates were Tuesday 16 October 2018 and Thursday 14 March 2019.

11.

SOUTH CENTRAL GROWTH AND TRANSPORT PLAN

Minutes:

Members received a detailed presentation from Lindsey Lucas, Strategy and Programme Manager Mid Herts on the Hertfordshire County Council’s South Central Hertfordshire Growth and Transport Plans on what was a Growth and Transport Plan and its role as a bridge for the wider Central Growth and Transport Plans.

 

South Central Study Area

 

·           What will the GTP provide?

·           LTP4 Hierarchy – opportunities to reduce travel demand and need to travel

·           Stages of Development

·           Evidence packs produced for Evidence Analysis and Objectives

·           GTP objectives align with the objectives of the parent document, LTP4.

·           Current toolbox of interventions

·           Central Growth and Transport Plan

 

The GTP preparation began in spring 2017 and public consultation is expected to be carried out later in 2018.

 

The report of Officers was NOTED.

12.

FOOTWAYS ASPECTS AND RINGWAY'S SEASONAL UPDATE

Minutes:

Rob Payne of Ringway gave a presentation on the different aspects of the Ringway contract on footways, plus seasonal update and outline of what had been delivered, the challenges which had been overcome, planned works programmes, and proposed service improvements.

 

Footway Maintenance and Seasonal Update

 

Maintenance programmes

Contractor (Ringway) Directed

 

      Cat 1 (including Emergencies)

      Cat 2 (some Cat 3 patching)

 

Client (HCC) Directed

 

      Cat 4 (some Cat 3 larger schemes)

 

Member Directed (HLB)

 

      Cat 3

 

The report of Officers was NOTED.

13.

DISCRETIONARY HIGHWAY SCHEMES

Mark Goodyear, Lead Assistant Highway Manager will provide an update about the Highway Locality Budget and expenditure.

Minutes:

Mark Goodyear, Lead Assistant Highway Manager provided an update about the Highway Locality Budget and expenditure, which included details on the following.

 

        Highways Locality Budget

        Highway Locality Budget – overview

        HLB status 17/18

        HLB 17/18 Current Year

 

Ringway Delivery Schemes had delivered to the value of approximately £300,000:

 

        91 Completed (at 7 March)

        17 Programmed for delivery during the remainder of March ‘18

        3 Still to be Programmed (at 7 March)

        111 Total Schemes being delivered by Ringway

        HLB status 18/19

        HLB 18/19 Next Budget Year

        For Total Allocated Schemes (£596,684)

        32 Capital Schemes for Local Roads Maintenance Team Delivery

        14 ‘Capital Exception’ Schemes (e.g. via Design Team, SID’s etc.)

        8 Temporary Traffic Order Contributions (£500 per member)

        5 Revenue Type Schemes already allocated / agreed in principle

        59 HLB Schemes / Contributions in Total

        HLB 18/19 Next Budget Year

        For Total Allocated Schemes (£596,684):

        20 Carriageway Resurfacing Schemes

        12 Footway Reconstruction or Resurfacing Schemes

        8 Temporary Traffic Order Contributions (£500 per member)

        19 Other Schemes (including Speed Limits, Traffic Calming and Pedestrian, Safety Measures, Verge Protection, and Parking Schemes amongst others.)

        59 HLB Schemes and Contributions in Total

        HLB key milestones

 

The New HLB Funding Regime comprised:

 

List 1 - The following activities are classed as HLB capital activity so cannot be funded by revenue and therefore can be funded only from capital:

 

List 2 - The following activities are classed as HLB non-capital activity so cannot be funded by capital and therefore can be funded only from revenue:

 

List 3 - The following activities are not part of List 1 or List 2 above, so can be pre-planned as capital or part of the in-year £13k standard revenue allocation:

 

The report of Officers was NOTED.

14.

NEXT MEETING

Agendaitemsfor next meeting.

 

Thedate for the next Highways Liaison Meetingis stillto be confirmed.

Minutes:

Agenda items for the next meeting to be submitted to the Chairman and/or the Highway Locality Manager (Mid Herts).

 

The next Highways Liaison Meeting will start at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber, at The Campus, Welwyn Garden City.