Highway Issue Decision process

Issue raised at neighbourhood forum or with neighbourhoods team

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transport group 1

Transport group goes through the long list of issues and selects 3 to 5 issues to go on the shortlist.  These are the issues most important to the partnership.

Engineer briefly asses these issues to get an idea of what solutions/proposals might be possible.  This could include a visit to the site, and brief search for any relevant data (e.g. utilities, accidents, work already scheduled). This enables the engineer to discuss proposals with the partnership at transport group 2.

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Transport Group 2

The Engineer discusses shortlisted issues with the group to work up some proposals  for each.  The engineer may come to the meeting with some proposals in mind already, however it is expected the partnership would like to have some input on the design, and range of proposals.  Proposals for each issue are agreed with the partnership.

The engineer adds more technical detail to the proposals, and calculates a rough cost for each.  The proposals are placed in a report ready for the Neighbourhood partnership meeting.

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Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting

The proposals are presented to the Neighbourhood Partnership, and the Partnership decides which proposal they want the Engineer to deliver.

The Engineer starts the design process, which then progresses to the consultation phase. The consultation phase asks any residents near the proposed scheme to provide feedback if they wish. The design may need to be changed in response to the consultation. When this process is complete, contractors are instructed to carry out the works.

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Completed Scheme
Information on
neighbourhood partnerships

You can get involved in highway decisions with Neighbourhood Partnerships

Getting in touch with the neighbourhoods team, or going along to a neighbourhood forum meeting gives local residents the opportunity to raise issues and concerns over local roads.