A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This report seeks approval to spend grant funding provided by Transport for London for the design, consultation and implementation of Cycle Enfield schemes. (Key decision – reference number 4083)
(9.00 – 9.05 pm)
Councillor Chris Bond (Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.223) seeking approval to spend grant funding provided by Transport for London (TfL) for the design, consultation and implementation of Cycle Enfield schemes detailed in the report.
1. The programme of works for 2015/16 as detailed in the report and appendix 1 to the report. Members were advised that discussions were taking place with TfL with regard to the possibility of bringing forward further funding from 2016/17. It was noted that the £2.15m of borough resources identified was from an existing or planned borough source.
2. Councillor Orhan praised the schemes and proposals set out for improving cycling provision in Enfield. In response to questions raised, Ian Davis (Director of Regeneration and Environment) confirmed that the Borough’s Local Implementation Plan included a comprehensive schools programme. Councillor Orhan would be provided with a briefing on the work which was being undertaken and any areas for further development identified.
3. Councillor Savva informed Members of his involvement in promoting the Cycle Enfield initiative within the south-east of the Borough. The scheme had been welcomed by residents. He looked forward to continuing to work with residents as the schemes were implemented.
Alternative Options Considered: The Council could decline the Mini Holland funding. However, this would mean forgoing £30 million of investment in the borough and the associated environmental, health, public realm and transport benefits.
DECISION: The Cabinet agreed to approve
1. Expenditure of the £1,913,152 Mini Holland funding provided to date by TfL to progress the programme of works for 2015/16 set out in Appendix 1 of the report.
2. Delegation of authority to the Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety to (a) approve expenditure of any additional funding provided by TfL for 2015/16 in order to progress the programme set out in Appendix 1 of the report; and (b) amend the programme as necessary for operational reasons.
Reason: To spend the Mini Holland funding awarded by TfL to progress the delivery of the programme of works set out in Appendix 1 of the report. The overall aims of the programme were: to get more people cycling; to increase the number of short journeys made by bike instead of the car; to improve air quality; to reduce congestion; and, to regenerate town centres.
(Key decision – reference number 4083)