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MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL

MAIDSTONE JOINT TRANSPORTATION BOARD

17 OCTOBER 2018

REFERENCE FROM STRATEGIC PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

 

MAIDSTONE INTEGRATED TRANSPORT PACKAGE

Issue for Decision

At its meeting on 9 October 2018, the Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation (SPST) Committee considered the verbal update of the Director of Regeneration and Place regarding the Maidstone Integrated Transport Package (MITP).  This outlined the contents of the Maidstone Integrated Transport Package (MITP) report on the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board (MJTB) agenda for 17 October 2018.

The Committee recognised the substantial amount of money that was at risk, and acknowledged the severity of the situation.  The Committee noted that as the MJTB had unanimously agreed to support the schemes in 2015, the lack of progress was concerning.  In order to demonstrate due diligence by the Committee, it was suggested that a reference be made to the MJTB regarding the MITP.

Recommendation Made

That given the risk highlighted in the published report, SPST Members ask the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board to urge Kent County Council to revisit and urgently act on the resolution of the Maidstone Joint Transportation Board dated 7 December 2015, to deliver the MITP per the reported milestones, to ensure that we do not lose this funding.