Nottinghamshire County Council: Ensuring Notts Can Get the Economy Moving With Major Highways Investment

Within this article flooding in Bramcote is mentioned.

Media Release:

The county council has approved its planned investment in Nottinghamshire’s highways for 2021/22.

A total of £35.8m will be invested into the county’s highways and transport network throughout 2021/2022, following the approval of the provisional Highways Capital and Revenue Programme at the Communities and place Committee.

The £35.8m investment includes councillor, stakeholder and community suggestions; and the provisional 2021/22 highways programmes include:

  • £16.4m allocated to capital maintenance schemes to improve local roads and other highway assets
  • £5.5m allocated to integrated transport schemes (e.g. pedestrian crossings, capacity improvements, speed management schemes) – which includes £0.35m of additional County Council funding for road safety schemes; as well as allocations to fund major transport scheme business cases
  • £13.4m of funding secured to deliver Gedling Access Road, active travel programmes and to continue delivery of the street lighting upgrades; and
  • £0.64m of revenue funding to deliver the traffic management revenue programme

The investment will also include £1m of council capital for Property Flood Resilience (PFR) measures to protect communities most vulnerable to flooding.

PFR uses bespoke measures for individual properties, which could include flood resilient doors, self-sealing air bricks, non-return valves in plumbing systems and other practical options such as repointing where mortar is damaged or missing and applying external waterproofing to ground floor walls.

A successful PFR scheme has been used as part of the Southwell Flood Risk Management scheme, and areas identified for these measures across the county include Jacksdale, Cropwell Butler, Bramcote, Tollerton, East Markham and Linby.

The tender process for the scheme has been completed with works scheduled for completion in July 2021.

The Council has secured also £2.178m towards the Council’s Tranche 2 of its active travel infrastructure proposals.  Further refinement of the proposals included in the bid is now underway to determine a programme that fits the funding available and consultation on these proposals will begin soon.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This significant investment reflects our ongoing commitment to improving Nottinghamshire’s highways and transport network.

“Not only will the programme of investment further improve the quality of road repairs and maintenance with new technology, it will also make way for schemes to protect our communities from flooding and the promotion of walking and cycling.

“The investment is part of our strategy to support the local economy, promote health and wellbeing and ensure communities thrive particularly crucial as the easing of lockdown measures continue.

“Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we recognise that some programmes included within the investment may be affected by as measures are put in place to protect our communities.

“We will endeavour to communicate any disruptions to these programmes and are committed to keeping safety at the heart of all we do.”

Full details of all the proposed schemes can be viewed on the Council’s website. The programmes detailed have been developed to ensure the delivery of County Council priorities along with national priorities and local transport goals and objectives

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