The Labour controlled Vale of Glamorgan Council’s ‘cabinet’ has approved plans which mean that only one road in the whole of the Penarth area will be re-surfaced between now and the end of 2019 .
An internal council report says that a prioritised list of roads across the Vale which require resurfacing has been prepared following a “technical scanner survey” and “physical on-site condition assessments” by “experienced highway maintenance staff”.
The roads will be re-surfaced in ranked order of those listed . Those that the council doesn’t get around to in the current financial year “due to budget constraints” will “automatically follow through into next year’s plan”.
The report notes “There is currently no road maintenance grant funding available
from the Welsh Government” and as a result the work will be paid for from the Vale Council’s capital budget which stands at £1,444,000 in the current financial year. This amount includes what’s called “slippage” from the previous financial year.