That the Cabinet Member for Environment and City Management approved:
2.1 The detailed proposals for the Highways PPM programme for 2019/20 at an estimated gross cost of £5,790,000 as detailed in Section 5.1 and Appendices A to C, be approved.
2.2 The detailed proposals for the Bridges and Structures PPM programme for 2019/20 at an estimated gross cost of £1,233,000, as detailed in Section 5.2 be approved.
2.3 The detailed proposals for Public Lighting PPM programme for 2019/20 at an estimated gross cost of £4,058,000, as detailed in Section 5.3 and Appendix E, be approved.
2.4 The gross capital expenditure of £11,081,000 (net capital expenditure of £10,608,000) for 2019/20, comprising the annual PPM programmes for the City Council’s Highways, Public Lighting & Bridges and Structures be approved.
2.5 The delegation to the Executive Director of City Management and Communities the authority to make changes to the programmes agreed in recommendations 2.1 to 2.4, subject to the proviso that the overall budget is not exceeded and that the Cabinet Member is consulted on any significant changes.
3. Reasons for Decision
3.1 All assets deteriorate over time and any work aimed at maintaining the durability of the asset is classed as programmed maintenance. Such work prolongs the life of the asset and/or maintains structural capacity and is therefore considered as capital expenditure.
3.2 Each year the City Council’s regular inspection and testing programmes determine the current condition of the various highway assets (Carriageways, Footways, Lighting and Bridges & Structures) and identifies the forward investment needs that will keep the highway network in a safe and reliable condition.
3.3 Provision has been made in the capital programme for this expenditure to enable these programmes of work to be implemented together with preparation of forward programmes of work for 2020/21.
3.4 The proposed Planned Preventative Maintenance programme set out in this report will ensure that the City Council’s highway assets remain safe and effective and support the City for All agenda.