Councillors and committees

Agenda item

Local Improvement Programme (LIP) 20/21

The Committee is requested provide comment on the proposals

Decision:

Resolved that –

 

1. the proposed schemes as listed in the table in Annex 1 of the report are

endorsed and included in the indicative submission to TfL in November

2019; and

 

2. there are no specific comments on Annex 1 from Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee to be reported to the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee for their consideration on 7 October 2019 (other than a request for more detail on the scheme for A243 area including Upper Brighton Road/Hook Road/Leatherhead Road).

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which outlined the proposed schemes to be considered for inclusion in the 2020/21 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) bid to Transport for London (TfL) in November 2019.  The schemes listed at Annex 1 of the report will make a contribution to improving the road network, and offering more modal choice for people.  The Committee’s views were sought on the proposed schemes.

 

TfL funding is provided to London boroughs to support local transport improvements that accord with the latest Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) goals, as set out in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Act 1999.  In order to obtain funding, the Council must show how each scheme submitted will support the MTS goals; with the recently published MTS, this means that boroughs must demonstrate how proposals will support the vision to transform London streets, improve public transport and create more opportunities for new homes and jobs.

 

Earlier this year the borough submitted their Local Implementation Plan v3 (LIP3) and this sets out a framework for how the borough intends to deliver schemes across the life of the latest MTS to 2041.  Section 3 of the LIP3 covers the forward plan for the LIP Programme and identified those schemes that are now identified in Annex 1 of the report.

 

In the years up to 2041 we expect to see a continued and sustained shift in the balance and use of all transport modes.  The focus of the report is for each Neighbourhood Committee to consider a list of schemes proposed for the first year LIP Annual Spending Submission (ASS) of the 3-year LIP3 delivery plan, in 2019/20.  

 

The Administration has committed to a new and strengthened approach to community engagement and the Council is, in response, orientating its processes for highways schemes to ensure residents are engaged at the right time and in a way that provides for a meaningful contribution as schemes are designed, and delivered.

 

The ‘Healthy Streets’ approach is now being used to ensure that schemes are looking not at single transport modes as we have done in the past, but taking a wider view of how streets function best for people.  The traditional LIP delivery programme was for feasibility/ consultation/ design and delivery all to be compressed within a single year; however, to match with the engagement aspirations of the Administration, it is likely that the majority of schemes will in future be phased over two years.  Therefore, the annual capital programme will involve a combination of schemes being either developed or delivered, thus allowing sufficient time to more fully involve residents and other interested parties in scheme development and ensuring they reflect the views of the wider community and have community buy-in.

 

Members resolved that –

 

1.            the proposed schemes as listed in the table in Annex 1 of the report are endorsed and included in the indicative submission to TfL in November 2019; and

2.            there are no specific comments on Annex 1 from the Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee for reporting to the Environment and Sustainable Transport Committee (other than a request for more detail on the scheme for the A243 area including Upper Brighton Road/Hook Road/Leatherhead Road).

 

Voting - unanimous

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