Decision details

Scrutiny Review of Pothole Management

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider and comment on the report of the Place Scrutiny Committee and agree the response to the recommendations of the review.


39.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Assistant Chief Executive and a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport with observations on the Scrutiny Committee’s report.

39.2     It was RESOLVED to:

            1)         Note and welcome the report of the Scrutiny Committee;

            2)         Recommend the County Council to welcome the report of the Scrutiny Committee and to agree the response of the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to the recommendations and their implementation as set out in the action plan attached as Appendix 1 to the Director’s report.


39.3     The Scrutiny Review has been welcomed as it has highlighted a number of areas for improvement in our approach to pothole management and the need to lobby Government for better long-term funding for local road maintenance and changes to the way utility company reinstatement works are regulated.

Publication date: 23/01/2024

Date of decision: 23/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 23/01/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/01/2024

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