Cambridgeshire County Council Local Highways Improvement Fund Bid
This initiative invites any groups or organisations that represent the local community to submit a proposal for funding from the Local Highways Improvement (LHI) initiative. This fund offers residents the chance to bring forward their own highway improvements within their community.
Schemes are delivered by the County Council on a jointly funded basis and applicants are able to apply for funding of up to £15,000 as a contribution to their scheme. The applicant is expected to provide a minimum contribution of 10% of the total scheme cost.
Hilton Parish Council have submitted a bid for the 2020/21 funding to apply for a feasibility study to investigate the removal of the B1040 from the Galley Hill roundabout to the Papworth Roundabout through Hilton from the Cambridgeshire County Council’s Advisory Freight Map as a local route.
A copy of the Cambridgeshire County Council’s Advisory Freight Map is below:
As you can see from the map, the B1040 through Hilton is defined as a local freight route. The aim of the LHI bid is to remove the designation from the map so that HCVs (Heavy Commercial Vehicles) will be directed away from the village.
The application has been submitted to Cambridgeshire County Council and representatives from the Parish attended a meeting to present the proposal. The decision will be made at the meeting of the Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highway and Infrastructure Committee in March 2020 and Hilton Parish Council should have the outcome by April 2020.
If you would like any further information please contact the Clerk:
Update – May 2020
Hilton Parish Council were successful in their LHI Bid and have secured funding towards a feasibility study regarding the removal of the B1040 through Hilton from the Advisory Freight Route Map. This will be a joint endeavour with Officers from Cambridgeshire County Council and the Hilton Traffic Working Group of the Parish Council sharing the workload. The Terms of Reference for the Hilton Traffic Group have been agreed by the Parish Council together with an outline set of actions. Unfortunately, due to the current situation with Covid-19, the transport team at Cambridgeshire County Council have been redeployed to support vulnerable residents so the Hilton Traffic Group of the Parish Council have been working to build the case to get the B1040 through Hilton removed from the Advisory Freight Route Map.
Update – June 2020
Hilton Parish Council have created a survey which we would appreciate you taking the time to complete. You can find the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D58CYB9
This survey is now closed.
Update – July 2020
Hilton Parish Council would like to thank those parishioners who responded to their survey. The work on the feasibility study is continuing and the Council will release an update as soon as there is further information.