Dartford Town Centre Transport and Public Realm Improvements
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet received an update on progress with the Dartford Town Centre transport and public realm improvements since the previous report to Cabinet on 12 April 2018. The report presented the finalised outline design for Market Street, summarised progress made to date on the project and set out the planned progression of the scheme design, consultation and engagement and installation works.
The Leader of the Council welcomed the recent progress on the proposed improvements but said that he wished to see what advice had been received from Transport for London in terms of bus routing and the location of bus stops, and whether these would be limited to stops in Home Gardens or could be located elsewhere in the town. He also said that arrangements for the Iceland car park needed to be finalised.
1. That the finalised outline design for Market Street, as shown at Appendix A to the report, be agreed as the basis for developing the detailed design for the Market Street Scheme, with delegated authority granted to the Managing Director in liaison with the Leader of the Council to agree the detailed design;
2. That Officers continue to liaise with bus operators to identify the most appropriate arrangement for bus stop provision;
3. That the Cabinet notes the proposed appointment of Amey via the KCC Framework to carry out the construction works for the Market Street Scheme; and
4. That the High Street area be added to the scope of the project, with Officers seeking to identify appropriate funding to this additional element. In the event that insufficient funding is identified, that delegated authority be granted to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to meet any funding shortfall from the Council’s earmarked reserves.
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Date of decision: 06/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet
Effective from: 07/12/2018