Presentation by the Assistant Director, Highways and Capital Projects
The Assistant Director Highways and Capital Projects gave a PowerPoint presentation (previously circulated) updating Members on the Bank Top Masterplan and in doing so outlined the component parts of the project which included Darlington Station, Victoria Road Interchange, Cattle Market, Victoria Road improvements, New Station, Multi-Storey car park and Interchange and link to Central Park
Details were provided of the key feature of Station East, Darlington Station and the Transport Interchange – Victoria Road; and key dates of the project were outlined. The presentation provided a number of graphics and photographs of the first stages of the works; and Members were provided with details in relation the progress of CPO acquisitions. The next steps of the project were outlined.
Discussion ensued regarding the promotional banners and following a question regarding HS2, Members were informed that whilst no further information was available, the work being undertaken would future proof the station; and concern was raised regarding a lack of consultation with ward Councillors in relation to planned demolition works.
The Committee extended their thanks to Neil Sturgeon for providing photographs of the first stages of the works.
RESOLVED – That the presentation be noted.