Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) providing an update on progress in developing the Council’s approach to Highways/Transport Infrastructure Asset Management (HIAM) and requesting that consideration be given to the Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP).
1. That the HIAMP and associated appendices as the Council’s approach to asset management and operational service delivery, be approved.
2. That continued cross boundary joint working on asset management, enabling better understanding and development of collaborative working, benchmarking and efficiency, resilience, customer communications and operation delivery to support the management of assets in Southend-on-Sea, be approved.
3. That the lifecycle plans which form the basis for the prediction of future performance of a group of assets, based on investment scenarios and maintenance strategies, be noted.
4. That it be agreed that the HIAMP and appendices will influence the Council’s approach to highway maintenance and management of assets in order to meet the requirements as set out by the Department of Transport.
5. That the increase of the Council’s banding for the next Department for Transport self-assessment questionnaire (SaQ) return, be noted. (The result of which will be the Council will receive its full funding awards and improve the case for additional funding grants by adopting asset management principles).
Reasons for Decision
To establish a framework which has the means to deliver a more efficient and effective approach to the management of highway infrastructure assets.
Do nothing and settle for a lower band score. However, this would mean that the Council has no credible strategy for investing in assets and result in a significant loss of external funding for maintenance.
Note: This is an Executive function
Eligible for call in to: Place Scrutiny Committee
Executive Councillor: Cox
Report author: Peter Geraghty
Publication date: 22/09/2017
Date of decision: 19/09/2017
Decided at meeting: 19/09/2017 - Cabinet
Effective from: 30/09/2017
This decision has been called in by:
- Councillor Ian Gilbert who writes Called-in for consideration by the Place Scrutiny Committee"
- Councillor Julian Ware-Lane who writes Called-in for consideration by the Place Scrutiny Committee"
- Councillor Martin Terry who writes Called-in for consideration by the Place Scrutiny Committee"
- Councillor Ron Woodley who writes Called-in for consideration by the Place Scrutiny Committee"
- Highways Infrastructure Asset Management (HIAM) Cabinet Report - 19 September 2017 v1 PDF 226 KB
- Appendix 1 - Highway Infrastructure Management Plan PDF 613 KB
- Appendix C - Road Maintenance Investment Strategy PDF 236 KB
- Appendix G - Asset Management and Continuous Improvement Framework PDF 4 MB
- Appendix H - Competence Framework Asset Management PDF 1 MB
- Appendix M BC HIAM Data Management Strategy PDF 61 KB