Agenda and decisions

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2.

Questions from County Councillors

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am two working days before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet Member’s delegated powers.

 

The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.

 

Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.

 

Decision:

Councillor John Howson

 

'There are currently seven schools educating children of secondary school age within my Division. They may be joined, at least temporarily, by an eighth in September 2019. In total these schools educate more than 4,500 young people. The Marston Ferry Road is an important part of the daily journeys of many pupils. 

 

Will the Cabinet member ask officers to undertake a full review of current arrangements between the Banbury Road junction and the river Cherwell bridge to ensure that all possible safety measures are in place. Specifically, there is a VAR sign on the west bound carriageway; could officers be asked to advise on installing such a VAR sign on the east bound carriageway, especially if the Swan School opens in temporary premises in 2019 off the eastern end of the Marston Ferry Road. 

 

Reply from the Cabinet Member for Environment

 

 With the development of the Swan School and associated activity officers will continue to monitor the impact of traffic movements on the Marston Ferry road and instruct further survey work as required. 

 

In addition, the recent announcement of the Growth Deal funding includes consideration of the approach to Banbury Road from Marston Ferry Road as part of a wider policy objective to make travel more accessible, safer and convenient for pedestrian, cycle and public transport users. The scheme is required to be delivered by March 2023.

 

With regard to the installation of a new Vehicle Activated Sign [VAS], we don’t currently have a budget for installing or maintaining these signs, however if funding were made available from other sources e.g. through a community initiative or developer contribution we could consider it further if it met the criteria to justify installation. 

 

DfT guidance indicates that VAS should be considered only: -

 

·                                 where there is a collision problem at the site

·                                 and the collisions are associated with inappropriate speeds

At present based on this criteria there is no justification for installing a sign on the east bound carriageway of the Marston Ferry road.  The VAS installed on the west carriageway was installed several years ago [2005] as a trial site with what was then a new type of sign.  It was not subject to the same criteria we apply today.

 

There are additional criteria we consider in Oxfordshire but they don’t currently apply on this road.

 

Traffic flows and speed will remain under review during and after the development of the new school.

 

Supplementary by Councillor Howson

 

“There are currently 2 VAS in my division on Kingston Road one of which at the northern end is of great value whereas the other at the southern end where traffic is already slowing down less so.  Would it be feasible to consider re-siting that sign?”

 

Reply by the Cabinet Member for Environment

 

“Officers will investigate the possibility of relocating that sign.”

 

Councillor Roz Smith

 

At the 16 October Cabinet meeting I asked questions about the non-residential parking permits issued and the monitoring of them. Unfortunately, I don’t appear  ...  view the full decision text for item 2.

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

Item 4 – County Councillor Liz Brighouse

 

Item 5 – James Kitcher-Jones (Chipping Norton Town Council)

4.

Oxford: Wood Farm Area - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/087

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Operations (CMDE4).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the Wood Farm area of Oxford.  The proposal will be funded from developer contributions.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposals to introduce a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the Wood Farm area of Oxford as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

5.

Chipping Norton - Proposed 20mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/065

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Operations (CMDE5).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit in place of the existing 30mph limit in Chipping Norton town centre put forward by Chipping Norton Town Council who are funding the proposals in response to concerns over road safety and the wider adverse impact of traffic on residents.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposals to introduce a 20mph speed limit in place of the existing 30mph limit in Chipping Norton town centre as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

6.

Aston Tirrold and Upthorpe: Proposed 20mph & 50mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 862 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/165

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Operations (CMDE6).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit in place of the existing 30mph limit in the village of Aston Tirrold and Upthorpe and replace two short lengths of unrestricted (60mph) road leading out of the village with a 50mph speed limit.  The proposals are being promoted and funded by the Aston Tirrold and Upthorpe Parish Council in response to concerns over road safety and the wider adverse impact of traffic on residents.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposals to introduce a 20mph speed limit in place of the existing 30mph limit in the village of Aston Tirrold and Upthorpe and replace two short lengths of unrestricted (60mph) road leading out of the village with a 50mph speed limitas advertised.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

7.

East Hanney - Proposed 30mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 1021 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/147

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Infrastructure Operations (CMDE7).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 30mph speed limit in place of the existing 50mph limit on the Steventon Road at East Hanney.  The proposals have been put forward as a result of a residential development on the north side of the Steventon Road and are being funded by that development.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposals to introduce a 30mph speed limit in place of the existing 50mph limit on the Steventon Road at East Hanney as advertised.

Decision:

Approved

8.

Application of Highway Policy Review - Phase 1 pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/036

Contact: Rikke Hansen, Service Manager – Highways, Transport & Waste Tel: 07554 103536

 

Report by Director for Infrastructure Operations (CMDE8).

 

This paper has been produced to seek approval for a number of policy statements that have been produced to meet the requirements of the Highways Code of Practice (October 2018). It follows the papers (Review of Highways policies) presented to cabinet in November 2017 which outlined the development of a new highways management framework and it was agreed that sign off of updated policies and procedures would be via reports to the Cabinet Member Delegated decisions meetings or by the relevant Directo dependent on the level of service charge.  As this is the first round of policy updates it was agreed that these should be taken to the Cabinet Member for Environment Delegated Decisions meeting irrespective of level of service charge.

 

It also seeks approval to apply a more flexible approach in how the Council manages the Statement of Priorities Definitive map caseload.

 

In preparation of the new documentation it should be noted that the statements have been developed in collaboration with our legal and insurance teams in addition to consultation and lengthy discussion at the Cabinet Advisory Group for Environment and Transport in November 2018.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to agree:

 

(a)      the revised Highways Policy Statements at Annex 1 – 10 to the report CMDE8;

 

(b)      the revised Statement of Priorities at Annex 11 to the report CMDE8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

 

Approved

9.

Oxfordshire Minerals & Waste Annual Monitoring Report 2018 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/099

Contact: Peter Day. Minerals and Waste Policy Team Leader Tel: (01865) 815544

 

Report by Director for Planning & Place (CMDE9).

 

The County Council is required to prepare and publish minerals and waste local plan monitoring reports. This procedural and information requirement has been met by the production each year of a Minerals and Waste Annual Monitoring Report. The Annual Monitoring Report must report on implementation of the Minerals and Waste Development Scheme (the programme for preparation of the Minerals and Waste Local Plan) and on the extent to which local plan policies are being achieved. A draft Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Annual Monitoring Report 2017 (Calendar Year) has been prepared, covering the year 1 January to 31 December 2017.

 

The draft Annual Monitoring Report 2017 reports on how work on preparation of the revised Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Core Strategy was progressed in relation to the programme in the Council's Minerals and Waste Development Scheme, February 2016. It also reports on: production of aggregate minerals; permissions granted for mineral working and landbanks of permitted reserves; production of secondary and recycled aggregates; amounts of waste produced and methods of management; permissions granted for waste management facilities and capacity of facilities. It cross refers to the Council's Local Aggregate Assessment and Waste Needs Assessment, which contain more detailed information and will sit alongside and complement the Annual Monitoring Report. In addition, it reports on work undertaken by the Council to meet the Duty to Cooperate.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED:

 

(a)      to approve the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Annual Monitoring Report 2017 (Calendar Year) in the Annex to this report;

 

(b)      to authorise the Director for Planning & Place to carry out any necessary final editing of the Minerals and Waste Annual Monitoring Report 2017 (Calendar Year) for publication on the County Council website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

 

 

 

Approved