Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Policy

Last updated: 9 February 2022

Introduction

Buckinghamshire Council’s 3,200km highway infrastructure is its most valuable asset, valued at £4.6bn. It provides a transport network for both businesses and private users and is critical in supporting the four main aims of the council’s Strategic Plan (2020 to 23):

  • strengthening our communities
  • protecting the vulnerable
  • improving our environment
  • increasing prosperity

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) translates these four aims into 6 Asset management (AM) objectives and two Behavioural Objectives to provide a clear line of sight between the Council’s aims and TfB’s activities. These objectives are designed to communicate the levels of service provided by TfB.

Asset management objectives

  1. Provide and maintain a network that is safe to use.
  2. Provide a resilient network that maximises availability and accessibility for all and support the local economy and future growth.
  3. Engage effectively to understand the needs of our communities and to communicate service levels and performance.
  4. Manage highways efficiently and effectively to deliver best value and quality optimising available resources.
  5. Optimise the use of energy and natural resources to protect our special environment and contribute to a carbon neutral county.
  6. Embrace and demonstrate best practice, innovations and new technologies in service provision.

Behavioural objectives

  1. Maintain safe working practices and the wellbeing of our employees through effective training, development and support.
  2. Work in trusting collaborative partnerships, both internally and externally.