More than £6million is set to be spent on road and pavement repairs in Brent in the coming year - an increase of around 50% - if a plan to commit the cash is agreed by councillors.

Despite significant cuts in funding from central government, Brent Council says the budget for street repairs in the borough is set to be protected by the council and a further £2m set to follow later in the year.

The Highways Capital Scheme Programme 2016/17 report, which Brent Council's cabinet will reportedly consider later this month, sets out how the council will match the amount it spent on repairs last year.

Additional funding will also be sought from other budgets within the council, with up to £2m of further investment being considered in June.

Although Brent Council says it is performing better than the London average for the state of its main roads, around 19% of all highways in the borough still require some form of repair.

Potholes remain an issue which the council say is committed to tackling.

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Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Brent Council’s cabinet member for the environment, said: “Everyone at the council feels the same about potholes as residents do, we want them filled.

“Unfortunately, government cuts have meant we have had to prioritise other services in recent years.

“While we do perform well for the state of our main roads on a London-wide level, residents have told us that they want to see the council doing more, which is why street repairs budgets are set to be protected from cuts and are in-line for a financial injection in maintenance.

“Should the funding be approved, then with the extra money, better ways of working and improvements in the ways potholes can be repaired, we should see a borough which is accessible for all with fewer potholes and pavement trips.”