Decision details

Authorisation for Milestone Infrastructure LTD to undertake construction of active travel improvements on Thorpe Wood - NOV23/CAB/55

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have successfully been awarded a total of £3,896,59 Active Travel England as part of Active Travel Funding 4. Peterborough has been allocated a total of £2,986,590 of which £2,000,000 is for the construction of Thorpe Wood Cycleway Phase 3.




1. Authorised the works order of up to £2,000,000 to Milestone Infrastructure Ltd to undertake construction of active travel improvements on Thorpe Wood, under the existing Peterborough Highways Term Services Contract.


2. Authorised the Director of Place & Economy to vary the works order value when required subject to; a. available budget being in place; b. the total sum of each variation not exceeding £100,000, c. the combined value of any authorised variation(s) do not exceed the total sum of £500,000. d. any variations are to be made in prior consultation with internal audit, finance and legal services.

Reasons for the decision:

This recommendation has been made to ensure that the Council is able to effectively deliver grant funding awarded to it by the CPCA for the active travel improvement scheme as well as to improve walking and cycling facilities.

Alternative options considered:

Not to deliver the scheme: This has been discounted because the walking and cycling network to and from Thorpe Wood needs improving by making it better connected to routes that link to the wider network. Delivering the active travel improvements will provide residents and those working in the area with an alternative and more sustainable form of travel compared to the car. Successful delivery of the scheme will provide significant benefits to the wider travelling public, resulting in improvements to; journey times, accessibility and the environment.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

There were none.

Background Documents:

Publication date: 14/11/2023

Date of decision: 13/11/2023

Effective from: 18/11/2023

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