Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Transport
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek the Cabinet Member’s approval to
accept a Local Transport Fund grant from the Department for
Transport for £520,480.50 which is provided under Section 31
of the Local Government Act, 2003
That the Cabinet Member:
1. Formally approves the acceptance of a Local Transport Fund grant from the Department for Transport (DfT) for £520,480.50 (provided under Section 31 of the Local Government Act, 2003.
The grant funding will ensure the viability of the local bus network in Derbyshire until 31 March 2023.
The grant funding will allow sufficient time and resource to allow a comprehensive network review to be undertaken and to plan for services from April 2023onwards.
Not to accept the LTF grant from the DfT. This is not a viable option, as to refuse the funding would mean that local bus operators would not receive financial support for revenue reductions, and it would lead to the withdrawal of a significant number of local bus services in the County. Under Section 63 (1) of the Transport Act 1985, the Council has a duty to consider socially necessary transport services, and to secure the provision of such public services as the Council considers appropriate to meet any public transport requirements within the County.
Publication date: 25/01/2023
Date of decision: 25/01/2023
Effective from: 02/02/2023