Decision details

Highway Policy Review

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Seeking agreement to proposed changes and updates to Highway Service policies including:
• Asset Management Policy and Strategy
• Drainage Policy
• SCRIM and Skidding Resistance Policy and Procedure

Decisions:

29.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

 

DECISIONS

 

29.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) Rescind the policy sections and Drainage Management Strategy summarised in Appendix B and detailed in Appendix C;

(2)        Approve the proposed new Highway Skid Resistance policy summarised in Appendix B and detailed in Appendix D; and

(3)        Approve the proposed amendments to the policies and Highway Asset Management Strategy summarised in Appendix B and detailed in Appendix E.

 

Reasons

 

29.3     Many of the maintenance tasks carried out the East Sussex County Council’s highways department are statutory duties or powers required by legislation.  The Council’s highways policies set out the Council’s approach where local discretion is permitted in how duties or powers are applied, on in areas for which there is no legislation.

 

29.4     The highways maintenance policies have been reviewed to ensure that they support:

           current legislation, guidance and best practice;

           the County Council’s corporate priorities and local transport policy; and

           Highways Infrastructure Services Contract needs.

 

 

Report author: Rupert Clubb

Publication date: 20/11/2018

Date of decision: 19/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Lead Member for Transport and Environment

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