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Urgency Notice - Emergency transport and highways response (emergency decision)  (04/05/2020 to 30/09/2020)

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COVID-19 transport response and emergency measures

Decision maker:  Chief Executive

Decision:   12 May 2020

Lead officer:  Tony Kennedy

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/05/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This decision will be taken in light of the current outbreak of the Corona Virus – COVID-19, and the need to implement emergency footway widening measures to enable safe social distancing in town centres and other priority areas in the borough. The measures were discussed and agreed by the Policy Coordination Group on 11th May 2020.

An urgent need to implement footway widening to support safe social distancing has been identified. A delay in the decision may result in a delay in the Council purchasing the necessary equipment and implementing the emergency measures identified.

Any delay to the implementation of the emergency measures supports would be detrimental to public safety and public health.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons