Decision details

Active Travel Fund 4 - Submission of Bid

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Highways & Transportation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek authorisation from the Executive Member for Highways and Transportation to submit an Active Travel Fund 4 bid to Active Travel England. The indicative allocation is £1,081.443, of which the Council can bid up to 300% of this amount.


Approval given for a bid application to be submitted from the Active Travel Fund and in the event that the application is successful, delegate authority to the Corporate Director - Strategic Resources to accept the grant, subject to an acceptable Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and terms and conditions being received.

Not open to call in as Urgency procedure applied.

Reasons for the decision:

The bid includes three strong schemes that will provide compliant walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure that can gain approval for construction before 31 March 2024.

Alternative options considered:

Sifting has shown that there are a limited number of schemes that meet the bid criteria and can commit to construct within the timeframes of the bid (31 March 2024). The wider longlist of schemes not taken forward in this bid will form a pipeline of future schemes that can be prioritised and taken forward for any other future funding opportunities

Publication date: 27/02/2023

Date of decision: 21/02/2023

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