Information about other local transport schemes including the Access Fund, major transport schemes and the National Productivity Investment Fund
In the 2016 Autumn Statement it was announced that a new National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) will provide an additional £23 billion over the next four years to ensure the UK’s economy is fit for the future. Some of the NPIF will be used to pay for transport improvements to help tackle congestion, maintain highway assets and support economic growth.
£185m from the NPIF has been allocated for transport in 2017/18. This funding will be distributed to local authorities on a formula basis. This means that we receive an additional £1.992m to spend on transport infrastructure in 2017/18. One of the conditions of the funding is that we publish a statement on our website explaining how we propose to spend our allocation.
We have decided to use our NPIF allocation to help fund major repair works at Tickton Bridge. The bridge carries the A1035 over the River Hull and provides an important link between the towns and villages located towards the east coast and the facilities offered by larger towns to the west including Beverley and Market Weighton, as well as providing onwards connectivity to the M62/A63 and the wider strategic road network.
Tickton Bridge is showing early signs of stress, which could ultimately result in the closure of the A1035 if not addressed. This would have a catastrophic impact on the 22,000 drivers that use this road each day. The NPIF will help to pay for the replacement of the bridge bearings, concrete repairs, drainage works and new bridge joints. The total cost of the repairs is around £3.5m, with the remaining funding coming from our existing highway maintenance funding allocation.
The works are likely to start in late 2017 and will take around nine months to complete. Most of the work will not require road closures or traffic management.
The role of a Local Transport Plan (LTP) is to develop a number of small-scale transport improvements for the local area that are monitored as part of the capital investment programme.
There are not sufficient funds available through the LTP to pay for major transport schemes such as new roads, or for large scale packages of improvements. There are a number of different ways in which local transport authorities can bid for funding for these larger schemes.
In the Chancellor's 2015 Autumn Statement it was announced that £60 million would be made available for a new Access Fund running between 2017/18 and 2019/20. The Access Fund will benefit local authorities who wish to deliver sustainable transport projects that seek to grow the economy by boosting levels of cycling and walking and by improving access to jobs, skills, training and education.
We submitted a bid to the Access Fund in September 2016 and in January 2017 it was announced that our bid had been successful. Our ‘Get Active East Riding’ project is focused on improvements in our four principal towns (Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield and Goole) and is based around four themes, all of which support the objectives of the fund:
The project will start in April 2017.
Our bid and supporting documents:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Access Fund Bid (pdf 748kb opens in new window)
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Access Fund Bid appendices (pdf 7.16mb opens in new window)
We receive grant funding for maintaining our local road network. In order to boost our existing grant fundingwe submitted a bid for additional funding for maintenance of our 'A' classified roads to the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership in 2015 for which there is a supporting business case:
A Road Maintenance Final Business Case 2016 (pdf 5.06mb opens in new window)
In February 2016 it was announced that this bid had been successful and as a result we will receive an extra £3.34 million per year for the next five years (2016/17-2020/21) to help maintain our 'A' roads.
In December 2011 the Secretary of State for Transport announced that the Beverley Integrated Transport Plan (BITP) had been successful in securing major transport scheme funding from central government.
The £22 million scheme included a new southern relief road for the town (known as Minster Way) and associated highway improvements, and was completed in March 2015. The best and final bid document for the scheme and a more general information leaflet are available to view below.
BITP local authority major schemes best and final funding bid (pdf 210kb opens in new window)
BiTP information leaflet (pdf 3mb opens in new window)
As part of the conditions of the BITP funding we have developed a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (MEP) to monitor the BITP scheme objectives and outcomes. We will report on these to the Department of Transport one year after the scheme opening and five years from opening. The information collected as part of the MEP will help us understand the impacts of the BITP and the way traffic travels around Beverley.
BITP Monitoring and Evaluation Report (MEP) (pdf 928kb opens in new window)
BITP Monitoring and Evaluation Report (MEP) appendices (pdf 10mb opens in new window)
The Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund was announced in the government's 2014 Autumn Statement. The £575 million fund is designed to help maintain existing local highways infrastructure including carriageways, drainage assets, street lights, footways/cycleways or structures such as bridges or tunnels. Funding is awarded through a competitive bidding process and all English local highway authorities outside London are invited to bid to the fund.
We submitted a bid to the Challenge Fund in February 2015:
Challenge Fund application form (pdf 98kb opens in new window)
Our Challenge Fund bid is based around improving our street lighting stock by replacing all columns over 40-years-old and upgrading existing yellow/orange lamps to white light systems that are cheaper and more energy efficient to run.
In March 2015 the Department of Transport announced that the council was one of only 28 local authorities in England to be successful with their Challenge Fund bids.
The Challenge Fund element of our street lighting upgrade programme started in 2015/16.