Agenda and decisions

Venue: County Hall, New Road, Oxford

Contact: Graham Warrington  Tel: 07393 001211; E-Mail:  graham.warrington@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

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

 

Previously, I asked a question of officers about the viability of moving the VAS sign from the side of Kingston Road in the direction of the city centre to the eastern carriageway of the Marston Ferry Road to alert drivers to the speed limit in force on that road, where the Cherwell School, Oxford High School and now the Swan School temporary buildings will mean that in September 2019 more than 3,000 young people may use that stretch of road twice on every school day. Could the Cabinet Member please inform me as to whether this safety measure is possible?

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

 

 Unfortunately, as Kingston Road is in a 20mph limit the VAS sign is therefore calibrated to 20mph.  B4495 Marston Ferry Road by the Cherwell School is 30mph.  Therefore, it would not be feasible to relocate the sign.

 

It would be possible to provide either the advisory 20mph limit signs that activate at school journey times (overall cost for both directions would likely to be around £5000) or another VAS – of the same type that is already provided for westbound traffic by Cherwell School - for eastbound traffic (cost about £2500).  As there is no specific budget for these measures, there would need to be a funding source for the installation and ongoing maintenance/energy costs.

 

Councillor John Howson

 

I’m surprised that signs that existing signs can’t be relocated but would ask if enquiries could be made to secure some S106 and CIL funding together with support from the Swan School to subsidise relocation. 

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

 

I understand that we do not use VAS signs that can be adjusted in the way you suggest but I can ask officers to make enquiries to see what alternatives if any are available.

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

Item 4 – Oxford Controlled Parking Zones

 

County Councillor Roz Smith

County Councillor Jamila Azad

County Councillor Glynis Phillips

County Councillor John Sanders

 

Item 7 – Shiplake 40 mph Speed Limit

 

David Pheasant (Shiplake Parish Council)

County Councillor David Bartholomew

4.

Oxford Controlled Parking Zones - Outcome of Informal Consultation Responses pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/193

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

 

Report by Director for Infrastructure Operations (CMDE4).

 

In June 2018, the Cabinet Member for the Environment approved a programme of Controlled Parking Zones in Oxford, including informal consultation on all Priority 1 and 2 schemes. This report presents the results of this informal consultation along with outcomes of on-street car parking surveys also undertaken across all Priority 1 and 2 CPZ areas.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve carrying out further scheme development and formal consultation on nine potential Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) in Oxford.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is also RECOMMENDED to approve the updated programme for remaining CPZ proposals in Oxford.

 

Note the Cabinet Member for Environment is not being asked to make any decisions regarding the implementation of new CPZs, rather this would be subject to a separate decision and following the outcomes of formal consultation.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved noting (i) that Cowley Centre East includes the following 3 roads St Omer Road, Cleveland Drive and Gerrard Place and (ii) Barton West be included as a Category 2 area when the next round was considered to reflect the impact of the new sports pavilion.

 

Approved

 

Approved

5.

Wallingford, Charter Way - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/026

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

 

Report by Director for Infrastructure Operations (CMDE5).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce additional waiting restrictions at Charter Way, Wallingford.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed additional waiting restrictions on Charter Way, Wallingford.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

6.

A415 Between Abingdon and Culham - Proposed 40mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 972 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/029

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

 

Report by Director for Infrastructure Operations (CMDE6).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the A415 between Abingdon and Culham (in place of the current national speed limit) as a result of safety concerns on the part of Culham Parish Council and put forward at their request.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed reduction in speed limit to 40mph speed limit (from the current national speed limit) on the A415 between Abingdon and Culham, and on The Burycroft between its junction with the A415 and the existing 30mph speed limit at Culham village as advertised.

 

 

Decision:

Approved

7.

A4155 Between Lower and Upper Shiplake - Proposed 40mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 610 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/031

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 40mph speed limit on the A4155 between Lower and Upper Shiplake (in place of the current 30mph speed limit) as a result of safety concerns on the part of Shiplake Parish Council that the current 30mph speed limit – which runs through largely open countryside – is poorly respected and results in undesirable behaviours (for example following the vehicle ahead too closely and overtaking) and reduces respect for the 30mph speed limit on the A4155 in the more built up parts of  Lower and Upper Shiplake.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed increase in speed limit to 40mph speed limit (from the current 30mph speed limit) on the A4155 between Lower and Upper Shiplake as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Statement on Low Emission Vehicles in Oxfordshire County Council Owned or leased Fleet - For Addition to Internal Strategy 2015 - 2020 pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/020

Contact: Sarah Gilbert, Energy Strategy Manager Tel: 07867 467797

 

Report by Strategic Director for Communities (CMDE8).

 

This policy statement builds on the commitment in Connecting Oxfordshire to transition our fleet to low emission alternatives.  It commits to phasing out petrol and diesel in our fleet, ensuring where feasible all new vehicle acquisitions are zero tailpipe emission by default.

 

The addition of this Annex to the Council’s existing energy strategy creates a statement of intent to shape our procurements and disposal planning, inform bids and engage the market.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to agree Annex 1 to the report CMDE8 to become an Annex of the 2015-2020 Internal Energy Strategy, and to be used to inform procurement processes.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved