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Roads: Kent

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 33158, tabled on 8 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has allocated to Kent County Council for local road maintenance for (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

Answered on

14 April 2016

This Government is providing both tools and funding to local highway authorities in England, outside London, to tackle the condition of our local road network. In the Spending Review 2015, the Government announced that we are allocating a total of £6.1 billion funding for local highways maintenance between now and 2021. This funding includes an additional £250 million between 2016 and 2021 for a potholes action fund to improve local roads, to promote innovation within the sector and to ensure that taxpayers get greater value for money.

For Kent we are providing the following funding for local highways maintenance for the financial years 2015/16 and 2016/17:

Funding Stream

2015/16 £m

2016/17 £m

Highways Maintenance Block Needs Element

27.277

25.006

Highways Maintenance Block Incentive Element

1.377

Pothole Action Fund

1.473

Total

27.277

27.856

Further details of the funding we are providing to all local highway authorities in England outside London can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/6-billion-funding-to-tackle-potholes-and-improve-local-roads

Local authorities are able to use revenue funding for maintaining their local highways and this is allocated by the Department of Communities and Local Government through the Revenue Support Grant.