Agenda and decisions

Venue: County Hall, New Road, Oxford

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

Note: Please note start time of meeting is 10.00 am 

Items
No. Item

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

4. County Councillor Glynis Phillips

 

5. Bashir Ahmed (COLTA)

    Tim Gresswell (Businessman, High Street)

 

6. Anna Lampard (Burford Shilton Road Residents Association)

4.

Oxford: A40 at Risinghurst - Proposed Closure of Central Reserve Gap at Junction with Access to Former Nielsens Site pdf icon PDF 129 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 former Nielsen’s office site on the south side of the A40 is being redeveloped for residential use and it is considered advisable on road safety grounds as a result of the revised use of the land to close the existing gap in the central reserve that currently enables vehicles to turn right from the development site to the A40 eastbound carriageway as part of a planned major maintenance scheme in the summer of 2019.

 

This matter was considered and deferred by the Cabinet Member for Environment at her delegated decisions meeting on 31 May 2019 in response to concerns raised to a statutory consultation on the closure proposal and also raised at that meeting by County Councillor Glynis Phillips and for this matter City and Parish Councillor Roz Smith. 

 

The 19 May report is attached to the latest report to this meeting at Annex 1.

 

The Cabinet Member for 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

5.

Proposed Changes to Waiting, Loading, Bus Stops and Taxi Rank Arrangements at West End of High Street, Oxford pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/062

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

 

Report by Director for Planning & Place (CMDE5).

 

In Autumn 2018, the county council advertised proposals to amend the bus stop, waiting, and loading provision at the west end of High Street and to reinstate a taxi rank outside the Mitre pub immediately west of Turl Street.  This was to address operational problems with the bus & taxi arrangements introduced in High Street because of the Westgate Centre reopening.

 

The report sets out the responses received.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is recommended to:

 

a)           approve provision of a 30m loading bay outside of the Covered Market as indicatively shown at Annex 1;

b)           approve the removal of the loading bay outside the Mitre;

c)           approve the relocation of blue badge parking (east of Turl Street) to the east to allow the lengthening of the bus stop clearway as indicatively shown at Annex 1;

d)           approve the change to the hours of the loading ban on High Street and St Aldate’s to no loading 7.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 6.30pm; and

e)           support in principle the creation by Oxford City Council of a two car taxi rank as indicatively shown at Annex 1 on the condition that the city council agrees to remove the rank immediately if it causes road safety and/or congestion problems once operational.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

Approved

 

Approved

 

Approved

 

Approved

6.

Burford - A40 Oxford - Witney Road & B4020 Shilton Road - Proposed Signalled Crosiing, Traffic Calming Measures and Extension of 30 mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/067

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

 

Report by Director for Community Delivery (CMDE6).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce a signalled crossing on the A40 west of its junction with the B4020 Burford Road, traffic calming measures and the extension of the 30mph speed limit on the B4020 Shilton Road at Burford.put forward as a result of the development of land to the west of the B4020 Shilton Road at Burford and, if approved, funded by that development.

 

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

    i.          Provision of a signalled pedestrian crossing on the A40 approximately 150m west of its junction with the B4020 Shilton Road.

  ii.          Traffic calming measures on the B4020 Shilton Road comprising six sets of speed cushions.

 iii.          The extension south eastwards of the 30mph speed limit on the B4020 Shilton Road by 170 metres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved on the understanding that a continuous footway would be provided by the developer along the west side of the Shilton Road notwithstanding concerns previously expressed regarding existing localised pinch points along the route.