The capital programme had been considered and discussed as part of the overall budget presentation and discussion.
Further issues raised included the expected impact of reducing the size of the capital programme, for example on highway repairs. It was responded that there were still revenue budgets for highway maintenance and the fact that Slough’s roads were in a good state of repair after many years of investment meant that it was not expected their condition would be adversely effected by this budget. The aim of reducing the capital programme was to limit any further borrowing, but the programme still included investment in key priority areas such as ICT.
A question was raised about the inclusion of capital funding for the park and ride in Colnbrook which was said not to be popular with residents. It was confirmed that the proposed scheme could continue as it had attracted external funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership and would not therefore require Council funding to proceed.
Resolved – That the report be noted.