Agenda and decisions

Venue: County Hall, New Road, Oxford

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

Note: Date rearranged from 23 May 2019 

Items
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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 Roz Smith

 

   I understand that the Access to Headington project works on Windmill Road are to take place this year; including reducing the number of residents parking spaces and increasing the number in nearby residential streets.  I would be grateful if the Cabinet member could advise as to when the promised consultation regarding the extra parking spaces will be taking place?

 

  Cabinet Member for Environment

 

   We intend to consult over the summer with the decision to be made at CMD in September. Unfortunately, this is later than intended.  The delay occurred because we wanted to address concerns raised in a previous consultation which has now expired.  The delay was also compounded by the number of consultations/parking changes happening across the county creating a resource issue.

 

Councillor Roz Smith

 

Thank you for confirming that consultation should be taking place this summer.  Could I ask when the County Council will be consulting/showing the design changes for the Headley Way aspect and that perhaps a public meeting on this could be arranged which I would be happy to help convene.

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

 

I will ask officers to keep you posted on how this information will be shared but can give no commitment here to holding/convening a public meeting.

 

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

5.  Oxford – George Street/Hythe Bridge Street/Worcester Street Junction – Revised Amended Junction Layout and Pedestrian & Cycle Provision

 

County Councillor John Howson

 

6. Oxford: A40 at Risinghurst – Proposed Closure of Central Reserve Gap at Junction with Access to Former Nielsen Site

 

Councillor Roz Smith (Quarry City Councillor & Risinghurst Parish Councillor)

County Councillor Glynis Phillips

 

11. Cumnor – B4044 Eynsham Road/B4017 Cumnor Road, Farmoor and Delamere Way, Cumnor – Proposed Waiting Restrictions

 

County Councillor Judy Roberts

4.

Oxford - Magdalen Road and Howard Street Area - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/034

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE4).

 

Following approval by the Cabinet Member of Environment in June 2018 of a programme of new CPZs in Oxford this report considers responses to a formal consultation on a new CPZ in the Magdalen Road and Howard Street area.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve  the proposals as advertised for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the Magdalen Road and Howard Street area of Oxford, but incorporating some minor amendments to the proposed parking places where considered appropriate as requested in the consultation responses subject to local consultation as required, and to  include number 284 Iffley Road (in addition to number 286 Iffley Road as currently proposed) within the Iffley Fields Controlled Parking Zone order.

 

Exemption from Call-in

Under Standing Orders (Section 6.2, paragraph 19 (a) to (c) the Chairman of the Council has agreed that the decision on the proposed Controlled Parking Zone - which involves the need to make a Traffic Regulation Order which would normally be subject to call-in - should be exempted as any delay could prejudice the Council’s or public’s interest. This is because the administrative work required to implement the proposal for the planned date of commencement of the scheme in mid-July 2019 following approval of the scheme would otherwise be appreciably delayed due to the very limited capacity of the residential permits team to carry out this work, including due to planned changes to their ICT systems in the summer, and noting that the postponement of this meeting from 23 May to 31 May as a result of the European elections on the former date was not foreseen in programming this work.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

Exemption from Call-in

Under Standing Orders (Section 6.2, paragraph 19 (a) to (c) the Chairman of the Council has agreed that the decision on the proposed Controlled Parking Zone - which involves the need to make a Traffic Regulation Order which would normally be subject to call-in - should be exempted as any delay could prejudice the Council’s or public’s interest. This is because the administrative work required to implement the proposal for the planned date of commencement of the scheme in mid-July 2019 following approval of the scheme would otherwise be appreciably delayed due to the very limited capacity of the residential permits team to carry out this work, including due to planned changes to their ICT systems in the summer, and noting that the postponement of this meeting from 23 May to 31 May as a result of the European elections on the former date was not foreseen in programming this work.

 

5.

Oxford - George Street/Hythe Bridge Street/Worcester Street Junction - Revised Amended Junction layout and Pedestrian & Cycle Provision pdf icon PDF 540 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/063

Contact: Craig Rossington, Senior Transport Planner Tel: 07880 945891

 

Report by Director for Planning & Place (CMDE5).

 

As part of the Local Growth Fund Connections to Oxford Station project, proposals for improvements to the George Street/Hythe Bridge Street/Worcester Street junction in the centre of Oxford including changes to Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) were consulted on formally last summer; the results of that consultation were reported to the 12 July 2018 Cabinet Member Decisions (Environment) meeting.  The design consulted on last year forms part of this report at Annex 1.

 

At that meeting, the Cabinet Member for Environment decided not to approve the changes to traffic movements in order that officers could consult key stakeholders on further improvements to the detailed design in the light of the consultation responses and the outcome of the Road Safety Audit process.

 

Officers were also asked to consider the implications of the Botley Road corridor study and the Phil Jones Associates report for the design and specification of the scheme.  This has now been done and the improvements to the scheme layout made.  Key stakeholders have also been given the opportunity to comment on this. The improved design forms part of this report at Annex 2.  Approval is now sought for the amended TROs and improved junction layout.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the revised design for the George Street/Worcester Street/Hythe Bridge Street junction and the necessary changes to the Traffic Regulation Order governing traffic movements as advertised in May and June 2018.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

6.

Oxford: A40 at Risinghurst - Proposed Closure of Central Reserve Gap at Junction with Access to Former Nielsens Site pdf icon PDF 644 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/044

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE6).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to close on road safety grounds the central reserve gap which currently permits the right turn to the A40 eastbound carriageway from the former Nielsen’s office site on the south side of the A40 which is being redeveloped for residential use

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed closure of the central reserve gap which currently permits the right turn to the A40 eastbound carriageway from the former Nielsen’s office site on the south side of the A40, as advertised.

 

 

 

Decision:

Deferred (to June meeting if possible)

7.

Oxford - Church Way, Iffley Turn and Westbury Crescent - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/188

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE7).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce new and amended waiting restrictions at Church Way, Iffley Turn and Westbury Crescent, Oxford.  These measures have been requested by the local member and Oxford City Council councillors and, if approved, will be funded from the Councillor Priority Fund and CIL funding held by Oxford City Council.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed waiting restrictions at Church Way, Iffley Turn and Westbury Crescent, Oxford.

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Oxford: Godstow Road, Mill Road on Papermill Development - Proposed Waiting Restrictions, 20mph Speed Limit and 'No Entry' Restricition pdf icon PDF 1010 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/009

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE8).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce additional waiting restrictions at Godstow Road and Mill Road, Wolvercote to facilitate traffic movements including at the Mill Road/Godstow Road junction where a mini roundabout is proposed to replace the existing T junction and a 20mph speed limit on a new road being constructed for a residential development. It is also proposed on the new road within the development to introduce a no-entry restriction so that the local bus service can use this road as a terminus point /turning amenity.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the following proposals:

 

 i.      additional & new waiting restrictions on Godstow Road, Mill Road & within the Papermill Development in Wolvercote, Oxford.

ii.       a 20mph speed limit restriction on the roads within the Papermill Development, and

iii.      the ‘No Entry’ restriction within the Papermill Development bus terminus square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

9.

A361 Between Banbury & Chipping Norton - Proposed Speed Limits pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2018/080

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE9).

 

This report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to reduce speed limits on the A361 between Banbury and Chipping Norton put forward as part of a Department for Transport funded project to improve safety on this part of the A361 on account of a long-term history of high severity traffic accidents. The proposals also take account of approved and planned development in Banbury.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed reductions in speed limit on the A361 between Banbury and Chipping Norton with the following qualifications:

 

a)        The implementation of the reduced speed limits between Banbury and Bloxham is deferred until the new layout (including a roundabout) which forms part of planned development is in place

b)        The 50mph speed limit south west of South Newington is extended by approximately 300 metres to just east of the Heythrop turn.

 

Decision:

Approved

10.

Chipping Norton: A361 Banbury Road - Proposed 40mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 664 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/034

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE10).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the A361 Banbury Road in Chipping Norton (in place of the current national speed limit) as a result of development of land adjacent to the road.

 

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 A361 Banbury Road leading north-eastwards out of Chipping Norton, as advertised.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

11.

Cumnor - B4044 Eynsham Road/B4017 Cumnor Road, Farmoor and Delamere Way, Cumnor - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/042

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE15).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce additional waiting restrictions on the B4044 Eynsham Road and B4017 Cumnor Road at Farmoor and at Delamare Way, Cumnor put forward due to concerns raised by the Parish Council over the safety, positioning and movement of traffic in the area and, if approved, would be funded from the Councillor Priority Fund.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed waiting restrictions on the B4044 Eynsham Road and B4017 Cumnor Road at Farmoor, and at Delamare Way, Cumnor as advertised.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

12.

Wallingford: Reading Road - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 488 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/051

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

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (CMDE12).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce additional waiting restrictions at Reading Road, Wallingford put forward due to development of adjacent land.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve a reduced extent of additional waiting restrictions (rather than those as advertised) on Reading Road at Wallingford to protect the immediate vicinity of the new access to residential development and at the adjacent bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Deferred