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Decision details

Sheffield Local Transport Programme 2022/23

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision:

9.1

This report outlines the proposed Local Transport Plan capital programme covering the current financial year and seeks approval to proceed with development and implementation of the proposals subject to the necessary capital programme and traffic/route management approvals being obtained.

 

 

9.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1. approves the proposed 2022/23 Local Transport Plan capital programme

and the indicative allocation as attached in Appendix A to the report, noting

that the 2022/23 programme includes items already approved as part of the

2021/22 Local Transport Plan capital programme that will continue to be

delivered this financial year; and

 

2. To the extent that reserved commissioning decisions are required in order to

progress these schemes to completion, delegates authority to make those

decisions to the Head of Strategic Transport, Sustainability and

Infrastructure.

 

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

9.3.1

The investment in local transport schemes will ultimately help to address the ambitions of Members and deliver against the requests of the Sheffield public, without reliance on external funding opportunities or incorporating these improvements into wider major investment projects. The primary objectives of the fund are detailed below:

 

 

9.3.2

The expected benefits from this fund are centred primarily on the community, with improved transport connectivity increasing mobility and accessibility, creating a greater sense of safety, enhancing the environmental amenity and improving health by supporting more active travel movements. In addition, there would be fewer road traffic collisions through design and modest associated mode shift.

 

 

9.3.3

The proposed transport capital programme balances the availability of funding sources with local and national policy to give a clear focus for the 2022/23 financial year. The proposed programme is extensive and ambitious which comes with its own challenges. The programme takes advantage of utilising external funding sources where possible to deliver impactful change to the transport system, considering environmental, economic and societal needs.

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

9.4.1

‘Do nothing’ has been considered, but is not considered appropriate as

this will result in projects not being delivered. Both the LaNTP and the

Road Safety Fund programmes would be not introduced, the opportunity for

economic, environmental and societal benefits would be missed.

 

9.4.2

It would also be possible to consider different schemes as part of the

programme. However, it is felt that the proposed programme achieves the

greatest balance of economic, environmental and societal benefits to the

communities and businesses in Sheffield.

 

Publication date: 23/06/2022

Date of decision: 15/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/06/2022 - Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee

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