Cllr David Airey, Portfolio Holder for Transport introduced the report on the responses the Council has received to its questions about the M27 Smart Motorway.
It was AGREED that:
(1) The email from Steve Brine MP clarifying his response to Highways England was attached to the report to Cabinet; and
(2) That the Policy and Performance Panel hold a Scrutiny session on the M27 Smart Motorway with key stakeholders regardless of Highways England representation.
That the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel noted the contents of the report and made the following recommendation for consideration:
That Cabinet request that Highways England do not bring the new fourth inside lane of the Motorway into operation until Stopped Vehicle Detection technology, additional Emergency Refuge Areas and environmental mitigations are all in place, and that similar measures are implemented for the M3 motorway.