ENVIRONMENT AND TRANSPORTATION SELECT COMMITTEE

SCRUTINY WORKSHOP - 11 JUNE 2008

Council Chamber, Castle Avenue, Winchester

SUBJECT: STATE OF HAMPSHIRE ROADS

PRESENT

Chairman

Councillor P. Hutcheson

Councillors: F Allgood; Mrs C Bailey; J Bryant; Mrs A Buckley; Mrs E Byrom; M Cartwright; M G Cooper; N Clarke; B D Dash; C Davidovitz; Mrs P Devereux; P Edgar; K Evans; E Gale; K Gill; B T Gurden; Mrs K Heron; G Hockley; M Kemp-Gee; M J Kendal; A Ludlow; P K Mason; E Neal; Mrs P G Peskett; Mrs J Porter; D Simpson; T K Thornber CBE; Mrs M Tucker; Mrs S Wheale

Officers: Alan Giles, Clive Griffiths, Colin Hinxman, Philippa Smart, Steve Spender

Recommendations

1 That the weightings assigned to urban and rural roads are revisited, with a view to greater consideration for rural road maintenance, as well as that of B roads and unclassified roads in urban areas.

2 That reports are made to the Environment and Transportation Select Committee in six months time regarding:

3 That Hampshire County Council explores powers under the Traffic Management Act to co-ordinate the work of the utility companies in order to give this higher priority

4 That the Highways Department explores the scope for working closely with District Councils on resourcing the local monitoring of the condition of the roads

5 That Members are involved in the development of descriptions for levels of service within the asset management framework

6 That a report is made to the Environment and Transportation Select Committee on the impact of County Council advertising on road contractor vehicles and at the site of road repairs in twelve months

7 That the issue of the width of rural roads is considered by the Environment and Transportation Select Committee