Agenda Item No. 13(a)








C206              Transport Grant 2017/18 & 2018/19 (NST) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ENVIRONMENT AND REGENERATION) -


Cabinet was advised of the additional funding awarded by Welsh Government for Transport 2017/18, informed of the Transport Grant application process for 2018/19 and approval was sought to submit bids for funding consideration.


Welsh Government (WG) invited local authorities to submit bids for Local Transport Fund (LTF), Road Safety and Safe Routes in Communities (formally Safe Routes to Schools) (SRiC) funding annually, to enable the delivery of transport and local road projects that enhance road safety and encourage sustainable travel to various key locations. A further Grant had been introduced for the next financial year which was a Local Transport Network Fund (LTNF) and had been offered to progress schemes that encouraged the use of the bus as a form of transport. There was an emphasis around access to schools and key locations for these grants.


The funding awarded for this financial year was currently programmed to be delivered in accordance with the submissions made to WG and were detailed in the report.


The funding awarded for 2017/18 was required to be spent by 31 March, 2018 and could not be carried forward to 2018/19. Any underspend would not be drawn down from WG at the end of the financial year. The funding amounts for each scheme were unidentified at the time of writing the report. Studies and works were ongoing that would inform the funding required for the next financial year on all Capital schemes. It was unlikely that these figures for 2018/19 would be identified until last minute prior to the submission deadline.


At the meeting, the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport tabled a replacement Appendix 1 to attach to the report.


This was a matter for Executive decision


Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein




(1)       ……………. 


(2)       …………….


(3)       T H A T the Local Transport Fund, Local Transport Network Fund, and Road Safety Revenue Grant bids proposed to be submitted by the deadline of 26 January, 2018 be approved and that any funding awarded by Welsh Government, be included in the Neighbourhood Services and Transport Capital Programme for 2018/19.


(4)       …………….


(5)       T H A T in respect of resolution 3 above, the use of Article 14.14 of the Council's Constitution (urgent decision procedure) be authorised.


Reasons for decisions


(1)       …………….


(2)       …………….


(3)       To agree to the proposed schemes to be submitted.


(4)       …………….


(5)       To enable the bids to be submitted to Welsh Government by the 26 January, 2018 deadline.