A report seeking authority to proceed with the required statutory applications, processes and agreements for the preliminary and detailed design stages associated with the proposed scheme as outlined in the report.
Portfolio Holder – Councillor Wallace Redford
Councillor Wallace Redford (Portfolio Holder for Transport & Planning) introduced this report which sought authority to proceed with the required statutory applications, processes and agreements for the preliminary and detailed design stages associated with the proposed scheme as outlined in the report.
Councillor Jerry Roodhouse sought further information about the proposed Starbucks ‘Drive-Thru’ in/out access junction and requested sight of the consultation responses to enable a more detailed discussion to take place.
Councillor Seccombe suggested that it would be helpful for local members to be kept informed on a weekly basis.
Councillor Jonathan Chilvers noted that paragraph 3.1 of the report referenced a proposed segregated foot/cycleway and bridge and questioned whether there were any figures available about the anticipated level of modal shift.
Approves the further development of the A426/A4071 Avon Mill/Hunters Lane Improvement scheme in Rugby and authorises the Strategic Director for Communities, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning, to take all necessary steps required to progress the scheme to Outline Business Case (OBC) submission stage including:
(i) Finalising designs and determining land requirements;
(ii) Commencing negotiations with third-party landowners;
(iii) Negotiating terms and entering agreements for alterations to private accesses;
(iv) Securing all necessary statutory consents (including licences and planning permissions) and entering any necessary agreements with other regulatory bodies;
(v) Exercising any statutory rights of entry for the purposes of carrying out surveys, examinations or other investigations or executing works;
(vi) Undertaking public and wider stakeholder consultation;
(vii) Submission of an Outline Business Case (OBC) to the Department for Transport (DfT) in accordance with the programme outlined in Section 7 of the report.