Councillors have vote unanimously in favour of a motion proposed by Leader of Nottinghamshie County Council, Ben Bradley MP, to set up a new panel that would oversee new methods and ways of working to improve roads in the county.
The group will include councillors from all parties who will now work together to examine a range of methods and technologies that are used to repair and maintain the country’s roads and suggest recommendations for improvement.
Councillor Neil Clarke, who is Commitee Chair of the Transport and Environment Committee will take the lead on delivering improvements to the county’s highways. He said: “The public has told us loudly and clearly what they are concerned about, and highways was number one. We all know that there is work to be done and by setting up this cross-party panel we have demostrated we are listening to our resident and that we are ready to act and do something. This review will mean we can see if there are better ways to do things to deliver sustainable repairs using the best practice and best innovations out there.
“It needs to be a cross party approach because we need the spirit of cooperation. It’s a county-wide problem which is why we need to work together.”
The panel will report its recommendations to Policy Commitee and any changes needed agreed by that commitee will be then be applied, managed and overseen by the Transport and Environment Committee.