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Issue - meetings

Highways Peer Review

Meeting: 19/04/2016 - Cabinet (Item 55)

55 Highways Peer Review

Report by Dr Carlton Brand, Corporate Director

Supporting documents:


Cllr Philip Whitehead, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, presented a report which advised Cabinet of the outcome of the recent peer review of the Highways Service.


The Council had received very positive feedback about the way its Highways

Service was managed and delivered. The areas recommended for consideration would be taken forwarded to form an action plan. The review team was due to return to Wiltshire to agree the action plan. The plan and progress with its implementation would then be reported to cabinet and the Environment Select Committee later in the year.




That Cabinet notes the positive results of the recent Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme Peer Review, and that progress on implementing its recommendations will be reported to a future meeting of Cabinet.


Reasons for Decision


There have been significant changes in the Council’s Highways Service over the last few years.  These include a significant increase in capital expenditure in maintenance through the Local Highways Investment Fund 2014-20, substantial reduction in revenue funding, realignment of transport funding by the central government, termination and procurement of the term maintenance contract, and several restructuring of the service since Wiltshire became a unitary council.


It is important to get an independent view on whether, after all these changes the service is fit for purpose and provides value for money to the residents.




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