In consultation with Cabinet, Councillor L Stephenson, Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Portfolio Holder for Communities, Environment and Climate Change:
1) Approved the Council’s draft Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).
2) Authorised the Chief Executive or Strategic Director for Places, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Communities, Environment and Climate Change to approve any amendments to the BSIP, along with any alterations required in LTP4 to reflect the changes associated with the BSIP.
3) Noted that the BSIP is an outline document at this stage and does not represent the council’s definitive or immutable commitment or statement of intent.
4) Noted that the BSIP and revised LTP4 are subject to ratification by Council.
The Chairman of the Council has been consulted in accordance with Procedure Rule 208 of the Council’s Constitution, and has agreed with the Portfolio Holder’s opinion that the Call-in procedure will not apply to this decision on the grounds of urgency. As any delay caused by the call in process would prejudice the Council’s interests due to the need to produce a BSIP by 31 October 2021, which is within the Call-in period.