Agenda and decisions

Extraordinary, Cabinet - Tuesday, 29 November 2022 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. View directions

Contact: Colm Ó Caomhánaigh  Tel: 07393 001096; E-Mail:  colm.ocaomhanaigh@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Link: video link https://oxon.cc/Cabinet29112022

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

- guidance note opposite

3.

Petitions and Public Address pdf icon PDF 113 KB

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Additional documents:

4.

Reports from Scrutiny Committees

Reports from the Place Overview & Scrutiny Committee on:

 

-        Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan

-        Traffic Filters

 

Additional documents:

5.

Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan pdf icon PDF 410 KB

Cabinet Member: Travel & Development Strategy

Forward Plan Ref: 2022/158

Contact: Joanne Fellows, Growth Manager (Central), 07990368897

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CA5).

 

To seek approval of the content of the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan.

 

The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to:

 

a)              Approve the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan including recommended changes listed in this report.

 

b)              Delegate the decision on the final Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan document, including graphical format, to the Corporate Director for Environment and Place in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Travel and Development Strategy.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet agreed the following amendment to the Report:

 

On Agenda Page 7, delete the first bullet point titled “Wider commitment to/ a better balance on 20mph speed limits”

 

Cabinet agreed amended recommendations as follows:

a)              Approve the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan including recommended changes listed in this report.

 

b)              Delegate the decision on the final Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan document, including graphical format and amendments to bring the document in line with any Scrutiny recommendations subsequently agreed to by the Cabinet, to the Corporate Director for Environment and Place in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Travel and Development Strategy and for Cabinet to be informed of any changes.

 

c)               Request that the Corporate Director for Environment and Place brings to the January 2023 Cabinet meeting a programme for the other measures mentioned in COTP.

 

6.

Core Schemes - Traffic Filters ETRO Approach pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Cabinet Members: Climate Change Delivery & Environment, Highway Management and Travel & Development Strategy

Forward Plan Ref: 2022/139

Contact:Mehdi Zegmou, Senior Project Manager (Oxford City) Email: mehdi.zegmou@oxfordshire.gov.uk

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CA6).

 

Seek Approval for the implementation Traffic Filters ETRO.

 

Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to:

 

(a)            approve the making of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (or Orders) introducing six traffic filters in Oxford as described in Annex 8, subject to further minor changes to allow the scheme to operate as intended without affecting the scheme outcomes;

 

(b)            authorise delegation to the Corporate Director for Environment and Place to make and implement the necessary Experimental Traffic Regulation Order(s) and make and implement any relevant adjustments to the scheme once it is in force;

 

(c)            noting that an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order allows the council to adjust the scheme once it is in force, authorise the Corporate Director for Environment and Place (in consultation with the Director for Law and Governance and the Cabinet Member for Travel and Development Strategy) to make changes to the experimental scheme before it comes into force, provided that these changes do not materially alter the scheme’s impacts, particularly in relation to bus journey time savings and

 

(d)            approve the development and implementation of the infrastructure and supporting systems required for the traffic filters, at an estimated cost of £6.458m.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet amended the recommendations and agreed as follows to:

 

(a)            approve the making of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (or Orders) introducing six traffic filters in Oxford as described in Annex 8, subject to further minor changes (including adopting any Scrutiny recommendations) to allow the scheme to operate as intended without affecting the scheme outcomes;

 

(b)            authorise delegation to the Corporate Director for Environment and Place to make and implement the necessary Experimental Traffic Regulation Order(s) and make and implement any relevant adjustments to the scheme once it is in force and for Cabinet to be informed of any changes;

 

(c)             noting that an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order allows the council to adjust the scheme once it is in force, authorise the Corporate Director for Environment and Place (in consultation with the Director for Law and Governance and the Cabinet Member for Travel and Development Strategy) to make changes to the experimental scheme before it comes into force, provided that these changes do not materially alter the scheme’s impacts, particularly in relation to bus journey time savings and

 

(d)            approve the development and implementation of the infrastructure and supporting systems required for the traffic filters, at an estimated cost of £6.458m.

 

7.

HIF2 Update pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Cabinet Member: Highway Management

Forward Plan Ref: 2022/216

Contact: Olu Solola, Programme Lead, olu.solola@oxfordshire.gov.uk

 

Report by Director of Transport & Infrastructure (CA7).

 

To review the programme phasing.

 

The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to:

 

a)              Approve Officers recommendations that The Oxfordshire County Council (Highways Infrastructure - A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Hill Farm to Dukes Cut)) Compulsory Purchase Order 2022 (“the CPO”) and The Oxfordshire County Council (Highways Infrastructure - A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Hill Farm to Dukes Cut)) (Side Roads) Order 2022 (“the SRO”) must be withdrawn from the ongoing statutory process to allow time to further review the scheme.

 

b)              Authorise the Director of Law & Governance to write to the Secretary of State for Transport to formally withdraw The Oxfordshire County Council (Highways Infrastructure – A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Hill Farm to Dukes Cut)) (Side Roads) Order 2022 (“the SRO”) and The Oxfordshire County Council (Highways Infrastructure - A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor (Hill Farm to Dukes Cut)) Compulsory Purchase Order 2022 (“the CPO”) (including the related Order Maps, Plans, Schedules and Joint Statement of Reasons) and noting that this will result in a formal non-confirmation decision from the Secretary of State;

 

c)              To authorise the Director of Law and Governance to include in the letter to the Secretary of State that it is not considered that any objections to the current Orders can carry to any fresh orders as the timescale for fresh orders is imprecise at this stage, and because it is unclear whether the amended proposal in fresh orders might attract those same objections, and to authorise the settlement of any professional fees that may have been incurred by objectors to the Orders in relation to the production of such objections.

 

d)              As soon as the CPO and the SRO have received a non-confirmation decision from the Secretary of State, to authorise the Director of Law & Governance to comply with all associated requirements in respect of personal, site and press notices of non-confirmation and to take all other relevant actions required thereon to ensure the withdrawal of the CPO and the SRO.

 

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

8.

Appointments pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Cabinet Member: Leader

Forward Plan Ref: 2022/192

Contact: Colm Ó Caomhánaigh, Committee Officer, 07393 001096

 

Report by Director of Law & Governance.

 

Appointment of governors with NHS Foundation Trusts.

 

Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to

 

a)                  designate Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Strategic Outside Bodies;

 

b)                  appoint governors to both bodies as listed in the Annex.

 

(Annex to follow)

 

Decision:

This item was deferred to the next Cabinet meeting on 20 December 2022.