Report of the Director of the Built Environment.
The Committee received a report of the Director of the Built Environment relative to major highways activities 2020.
The Assistant Director (Highways) highlighted that this was an annual report setting out major highways activities and the efforts to co-ordinate and minimise the impact of these.
Members were informed that the works by Cadent in Poultry had now started and were having little impact on the overall road usage given that Bank was no longer a through road.
Officers went on to report that the most significant City of London project in this time frame would be the replacement of the waterproofing and bearings on London Bridge. This would commence in March 2020 and last for a period of 6 months. A communications plan was currently being worked on to provide both Members and the general public with further information around these works. The Chair commented that the management of the works on Tower Bridge had been a huge success with regard to communications and he hoped that this would therefore be managed similarly.
The Chair congratulated Officers on the 676 days of disruption saved in 2019 through collaborative working.
In response to questions, the Assistant Director (Highways) stated that feedback from the City’s film team had suggested that requests for filming in the City had tailed off in the last year. He added that Officers would always look to try and manage/accommodate such requests as best they could when they were forthcoming. In response to further questions around checks on-site during filming in the City, the Assistant Director (Highways) reported that on-site visits and checks were the norm in these circumstances and that any issues that arose outside of such visits should be reported to relevant Officers through the usual processes.
RESOLVED – That Members receive this report.