Agenda and decisions

Venue: Room 2&3 - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND

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

Link: video link https://oxon.cc/DDCMHM16122021

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interest

Decision:

None received

 

Item 9 - Councillor Gant who was speaking as a local member advised that he was a subscriber to the Co-Wheels car club.

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Currently council meetings are taking place in-person (not virtually) with some social distancing still operating in the venues.  However, members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting ‘virtually’ through an online connection.  Places at the meeting are still being managed to try and respect the requirements of social distancing and while you can ask to attend the meeting in person, you are strongly encouraged to attend ‘virtually’ to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection.

 

Please also note that in line with current government guidance all attendees are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test in advance of the meeting.

 

Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on Friday 10th December 2021. Requests to speak should be sent to graham.warrington@oxfordshire.gov.uk.  You will be contacted by the officer regarding arrangements for speaking.

 

If you ask to attend in person, the officer will also advise you regarding Covid-19 safety at the meeting.  If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails, then your views can still be taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting i.e. Tuesday 14th December 2021. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.

 

Decision:

4. East Oxford LTN

 

City Councillor Katherine Miles

City Councillor Jemima Hunt

Danny Yee

Nick Welch

John Skinner

Richard Parnham

Sadiea Mustafa Awan

Peter McIntyre

Robin Tucker

Qasim Mohammed

Claire Boyns

Alison Hill

Mazar Doghar

Emily Kerr

Scott Urban

Sajad Khan

Councillor Robin Bennett

County Councillor Andrew Gant

County Councillor Charlie Hicks

County Councillor Damian Haywood

County Councillor Liam Walker

 

5. Witney: High Street – Proposed Waiting Restrictions

 

Henry Mo

County Councillor Dan Levy

County Councillor Duncan Enright

County Councillor Andrew Coles

County Councillor Liam Walker

 

6. Oxford: Headington Quarry CPZ _Amendments to Waiting restrictions and Parking Places

 

Maurice Daly

County Councillor Roz Smith

 

7. Oxford/Gosford: A44 Oxford Northern

Gateway Site

 

Jo Sandelson

County Councillor Andrew Gant

 

9. Oxford – Car Club Vehicles within

CPZs

 

County Councillor Andrew Gant

 

10. Oxford: New and Amended Pedal Cycle Parking Places

 

Danny Yee

County Councillor John Howson

 

12. Oxford: Hayes Close & Ferry Road

Amendments to Waiting Restrictions and Parking Places

 

Mrs J. Seedhouse

 

 

Note: Other written representations will be noted in the decisions for the meeting.

4.

Oxford: East Oxford - Proposed Low Traffic Neighbourhood pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/182

Contact: Naomi Barnes, Project Manager Tel: 07824 528681

 

This item will be considered and determined by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Liz Leffman. 

 

The Council’s Constitution (Article 6, paragraph 7(b)) enables the Leader to take a decision herself, or to nominate another member of Cabinet, if the designated Portfolio Holder is unable for any reason to take the decision.

 

 

In a report to the Cabinet Member Decision (CMD) meeting on 29 July officers recommended that the Cabinet Member (a) note the responses to the non-statutory public consultation on the East Oxford low traffic neighbourhood including Quietways, (b) agree that officers review the options based on the consultation output, update the proposals and reconsult, (c) agree that the outcome of consultation on revised proposals be reported to a future CMD meeting and (d) instruct officers to fully assess the impact of the delay on resources and budget on the wider Active Travel programme. These recommendations were accepted by the Cabinet Member. As a result of the CMD decision the following stakeholders were contacted to discuss their concerns and alternative options: local mosques; local taxi companies; disability groups; local schools; the council’s Special Educational Needs Transport team; the Emergency Services and waste collection services. A targeted consultation exercise on the position of the traffic filter and overall design was also undertaken with the residents and businesses of Howard Street. Feedback from the engagement with stakeholders has been used to develop the recommendations of this report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

 

 

Approved

5.

Witney: High Street - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/190

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Roads Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Odele Parsons, Senior Transport Planner Tel: 07974 002860

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM5).

 

The report presents responses received to a proposal to introduce a permanent prohibition of motor vehicles covering High Street and Market Place in Witney. Exemptions to the restriction will apply to buses, taxis, vehicles loading/unloading and those displaying a valid blue badge. The detailed design of the ‘physical’ restriction will be undertaken if the scheme is approved and will take into account and consider the needs of those requiring access. Additionally, the existing 30-minute short-stay parking bays along the western side of Market Square will be converted to 3-hour ‘Disabled Persons Parking Places’.

 

The proposals are being put forward to:

 

·           help reduce the level of through traffic in Witney High Street and Market Square,

·           aid pedestrian accessibility and increase safety,

·           aid cycling accessibility and safety by reducing likelihood of conflict with other vehicles,

·           improve bus access and bus journey time reliability, and

·           increase the amount of blue badge parking at key town centre location.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve the following measures on High Street (south of its junction with Welch Way) and Market Place in Witney as advertised:

 

a)        A prohibition of motor vehicles with exemptions applying to buses, taxis, vehicles loading/unloading and those displaying a valid blue badge.

 

b)        The conversion of the existing 30-minute short-stay parking bays along the western side of Market Square to 3-hour ‘Disabled Persons Parking Places’

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

6.

Oxford: Headington Quarry CPZ - Proposed Amendment to Waiting Restrictions and Parking Places pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/195

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Vicki Neville, Technical Officer, Parking Management Tel: 07917 921437

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM6).

 

Following the implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone in Headington Quarry in February 2021, as part of the planned monitoring of the operation of the scheme, officers have been requested by the local member to consult on localised amendments to address issues raised by local residents. The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce and amend no waiting at any time restrictions on parts of Gladstone Road, Trinity Road & Quarry High Street, and to provide additional 2-hour parking places for non-permit holders at Green Road, Pitts Road & Trinity Road.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to:

 

a)        Approve the removal of ‘no waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) in Gladstone Road outside No. 4.

 

b)        Not approve the proposed additional ‘no waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) in Gladstone Road outside No. 35

 

c)        Approve the proposed additional ‘no waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) as advertised on the Northern side of Trinity Road outside No. 21

 

d)        Not approve the proposed additional ‘no waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) on the Southern side of Trinity Road.

 

e)        Not approve the proposed ‘no waiting at any time’ (double yellow lines) in Quarry High Street & Bushnell Close.

 

f)          Approve the proposed ‘Two-hour parking bays (No Return in 2 hours) Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm’ as advertised on Green Road, Pitts Road & Trinity Road but that consideration is given as part of any future amendment Orders to increase the time limit if required.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

Approved

 

Approved

 

Approved

 

Approved

 

Approved

7.

Oxford/Gosford: A44 Adjacent to Oxford Northern Gateway Site - Proposed 30mph Speed Limit and Weight Restriction on Side Road pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/153

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / John Exley, Highway Engineer Tel: 07568 563706

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM7).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on measures on the A44 between the Peartree and Wolvercote roundabouts and the new link road to the A40 comprising a 50mph speed limit on the A44 Woodstock Road north of the Wolvercote roundabout, a 20mph speed limit on the new link road between the A44 Woodstock Road & the A40 Northern Bypass, a 7.5 tonne weight limit to be introduced on the new link road, a  right turn prohibition & no access restriction at the junction of the link road with the A44 and a new staggered signalised crossing for pedestrians and pedal cyclists  across the A44 south of the junction with the link road while noting that further traffic management measures will be progressed at a later stage of the major Oxford North development and be the subject of further consultation.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised:

 

a)     A 50mph speed limit on the A44 Woodstock Road north of the Wolvercote roundabout

b)     A 20mph speed limit on the new link road between the A44 Woodstock Road & the A40 Northern Bypass

c)     7.5 tonne weight limit to be introduced on the new link road

d)     A right turn prohibition & no access restriction at the junction of the link road with the A44 

e)       a new staggered signalised crossing for pedestrians and pedal cyclists across the A44 south of the junction with the link road

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Oxford: Land Off Armstrong Road - 20mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 861 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/168

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 /Anthony Kirkwood, Principal Officer – Road Safety Tel: 07392 318871

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM8).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit at Coombs Road, Lavender Drive, Neill Place, Padua Way and Perm Street, which comprise a new residential development accessed from Armstrong Road at Littlemore.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the 20mph speed limit at Coombs Road, Lavender Drive, Neill Place, Padua Way and Perm Street.

 

 

Decision:

Approved

9.

Oxford - Proposed Permit Eligibility for Car Club Vehicles within Controlled Parking Zones pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/170

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Jim Whiting, Principal Officer – Parking Tel: 07584 581187

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM9).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to enable Car Club operators to apply for parking permits for their vehicles so that car club users can park under the same conditions as Resident Permit holders in the Controlled Parking Zones the cars are allocated to, in order to provide greater flexibility and convenience for their users and to supplement the few existing designated Car Club parking places (the latter are proposed to be retained). Applications for the permits and the payment of the annual permit fee will be the responsibility of the Car club operators.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the allocation of zone-specific parking permits for Car Club vehicles (on application by the Car Club operator and payment of the relevant annual fee) within all Controlled Parking Zones in Oxford.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

10.

Oxford: Various Locations - New and Amended Pedal Cycle Parking Places pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/152

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Ben Smith, Infrastructure Local Lead Central Tel: 07392 318877

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM10).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on changes to residents’ parking and double yellow lines in the Jericho and North Oxford Controlled Parking Zones in:

 

·           Cranham Street

·           Great Clarendon Street

·           Nelson Street and

·           Hayfield Road

 

These changes would allow the introduction of a total of 5 bicycle hangars (2 are proposed for Hayfield Road) which equates to secure on street parking for 30 bicycles in total across these four streets and encourage greater ownership and use of bicycles. Whilst the final details of how the hangars would operate are yet to be resolved, it is the intention that they should be introduced on a trial basis which will help guide officers and councillors when considering the possibility of further hangars elsewhere in the city.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve proposals to change existing residents’ parking and double yellow lines to allow the introduction of bicycle hangars in Cranham Street, Nelson Street and Great Clarendon Street as advertised but not in Hayfield Road. 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

11.

Oxford: Mansfield Road - Proposed Amendments to Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 517 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/179

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Rashid Bbosa, Senior Transport Planner Tel: 07917 534264

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM11).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce no waiting at any time restrictions on Mansfield Road in place of existing Pay and Display parking places adjacent to an existing vehicle access due to an increase in the use of the access as a result of approved development.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed amendments to waiting restrictions and pay and display parking places as advertised at Mansfield Road.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Deferred

12.

Oxford: Hayes Close, Ferry Road - Proposed Amendment to Waiting Restrictions and Parking Places pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/193

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Vicki Neville, Technical Officer, Parking Management Tel: 07917 921437

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMHM12).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation of 3 separate proposals including:

 

·           A proposal to remove a section of no waiting at any time restrictions (double yellow lines) and proposed extension of a permit holders parking bay in Ferry Road.

·           A proposal to introduce a section of no waiting restriction (single yellow line) and removal of existing permit holders parking bay in Hayes Close.

·           A proposal to remove a section of no waiting at any time restrictions (double yellow lines) and proposed extension of permit holders or 2 hour parking bay in Nicholson Road

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed amendments to waiting restrictions and parking places as advertised in:

 

a)        Hayes Close & Nicholson Road

 

b)        Ferry Road.

 

Decision:

Approved

13.

Benson - B4009: Proposed Extension of 30mph Speed Limit, Prohibition of Motor Vehicles and Traffic calming Build Out pdf icon PDF 851 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/180

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Jet Dehal, Senior Engineer (Road Agreements Team S&V Engineering 2) Tel: 07767 648708

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM13).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on measures required due to adjacent residential development and the associated construction of a proposed new roundabout junction and carriageway realignment which will see the existing Benson village 30mph speed extended by approximately 380 metres north-eastwards to cover the proposed new roundabout and its circulatory carriageway and replacing the existing 50mph speed limit. Additionally, due to the proposed carriageway realignment, a section of the B4009 The Sands will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and used as a dedicated two-way cycle only track and a traffic calming ‘build-out’ feature constructed on the southern side of the carriageway with vehicle priority given to traffic travelling north-eastwards out of the village.   

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised:

 

a) the extension of the Benson village 30mph speed limit to include the new roundabout;

 

b) a prohibition of motor vehicles on the section of the B4009 The Sands which is proposed to be closed to motor vehicle traffic and will be used as a dedicated two-way cycle track;

 

c) a traffic calming ‘build-out’ feature on the southern side of the carriageway with vehicle priority given to traffic travelling out of the village.

 

Decision:

Approved

14.

Harwell - Grove Road: Proposed Traffic calming Build Outs pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/113

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545/Ryan Moore, Senior Engineer (Road Agreements Team S&V Engineering 2) Tel: 07557 082568

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM14).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on the proposed provision of flat top road humps at Grove Road Harwell to help achieve better compliance with the 20mph speed limit already in place.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the flat top road humps at Grove Road Harwell at the following locations:

 

a)        approximately 27 metres north west of its junction with Manor Green, to include an uncontrolled Pedestrian crossing point;

 

b)        approximately 60 metres south east of its junction with The Croft.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

15.

Friford and Kingston Bagpuize: A415 Abingdon and Kingston Road - Proposed 40mph Speed Limits pdf icon PDF 987 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/176

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Lee Turner, Principal Officer - Traffic Schemes Tel: 07917 072678

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM15).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on the proposed introduction of 40mph speed limits on the A415 at Frilford and at Kingston Bagpuize. The proposal for Frilford comprises an extension of an existing 40mph speed limit by an additional 300 metres to cover the proposed improvement works at the Farm Centre access junction and at Kingston Bagpuize, the introduction of a new 40mph ‘buffer’ speed limit 365 metres  long to meet the existing Kingston Bagpuize 30mph speed limit to reduce speeds on the entry to the village, particularly the village nursery.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of 40mph speed limits on the A415 as advertised:

 

a)        Frilford:  An extension of the existing 40mph speed limit in the vicinity of the Millets Farm Centre south-westwards by an additional 300 metres, to cover the proposed improvement works at the Farm Centre access junction;

 

b)        Kingston Bagpuize: A new 40mph speed limit extending south-eastwards for 365 metres from the existing Kingston Bagpuize 30mph speed limit.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

16.

Woodstock: Shipton Road - Proposed 30mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 721 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/177

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Anthony Kirkwood, Principal Officer – Road Safety Tel: 07392 318871

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM16).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 30mph speed limit in place of the existing national speed limit on Shipton Road in Woodstock, for a distance of approximately 190 metres, south and eastwards of the existing 20mph speed limit in the vicinity of the new junction at Cowells Road.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the proposed 30mph speed limit at Shipton Road Woodstock.

 

Decision:

Approved