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Meeting: 12/06/2023 - Communities & Transport Scrutiny Committee (Item 7)

7 Transportation Capital Programme 2023 - 2024 Update pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Place Management.


This report sets out the proposed Transportation Capital Programme for 2023 - 2024.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to consider and endorse the programme for approval by Cabinet Member for Parks, Highways and Transport Services.


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The Director of Place Management submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the proposed Transportation Capital Programme for 2023 - 2024.


The following comments were made/ issues raised:-


·         Members queried the current position regarding the School Street scheme.

·         In response, it was reported that the scheme had been a one-off funding programme from Greater Manchester for a limited period of time. A number of School Street schemes had continued in Stockport and officers had been trying to support those schemes, however there was no funding available to support this work. Support from parents and schools was required to maintain those schemes which could be challenging in the long term.

·         Members queried the provision of sustainable transport.

·         In response, it was reported that individual biking and walking routes were monitored and that some schemes were more successful than others. The Council was working towards a network of walking and cycling for local journeys which was expected to be more effective than individual schemes.

·         Members queried how the £240,000 budget for district centres was planned to be spent and requested that the budget be allocated equally across the borough.

·         In response it was stated that the budget would largely go towards paving and maintenance improvement schemes such as repairing the gullies in Hazel Grove district centre.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.