Agenda item

Approval of Council Capital and the Progression of Bowes East and Edmonton Green Quieter Neighbourhoods

A report from the Executive Director – Environment and Communities is attached.  (Key decision – reference number 5694)


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Cllr Rick Jewell (Cabinet Member for Environment) introduced the report of the Executive Director – Environment and Communities, providing an overview of the Bowes East and Edmonton Green Quieter Neighbourhoods and seeking approval for capital funding to progress the project. He highlighted the aims of creating an attractive and safe environment for active and sustainable travel, and delivering benefits including improved air quality and improvements in people’s health. Bowes and Edmonton Green had been chosen as the next sites for Quieter Neighbourhoods following assessment. These were currently in the early design stages. The Journeys & Places Team was thanked for their excellent work.


In response to Members’ queries, more details were provided on the engagement with residents in both areas, which had been carried out in two stages. In January and February this year, residents were given the opportunity to comment on specific design proposals, and the information gathered was currently being assimilated. Ward councillors had also been fully engaged.


DECISION:  The Cabinet agreed to:


I. Note the findings and ongoing exploratory work in relation to the creation of two new quieter Neighbourhoods at Bowes East and Edmonton Green.


II. Note that a further Key Decision report will be brought for approval after statutory consultation has been concluded, to invite a decision on whether to agree and implement either or both schemes.


III. Approve the addition of £1.6m to the capital programme funded by borrowing (£1.4m) and grant (£0.2m), to increase the total budget of the schemes to £2m to facilitate the design, consultation, and (if agreed) implementation of the schemes in in FY 24/25.


The report sets out the options considered, if any, and the reasons for the recommendations and the decision.

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