Agenda

Venue: County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND

Contact: Cameron MacLean  Tel: 07526 985978; E-Mail:  cameron.maclean@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Link: video link https://oxon.cc/DDCMHM27012022

Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interest

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

 

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 21st January 2021. Requests to speak should be sent to Cameron.maclean@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 25th January 2021. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.

 

4.

Oxford - Quickways, Quietway and 20MPH Speed limits pdf icon PDF 712 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/100

Contact: Naomi Barnes, Project Manager Tel: 07824 528681

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM4).

 

Quickways and Quietways are proposals in the Oxford Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) as an effective way of promoting cycling, in line with council objectives of public health, decongestion, climate change and air quality. East Oxford was chosen as a priority area as it has below average levels of cycling for the city. Quickways are proposed on main routes in the city, with the following routes consulted on: Cowley Road/Oxford Road, Donnington Bridge Road, Iffley Road/Henley Avenue/Rose Hill, Marston Road, Morrell Avenue/Warneford Lane, St Clement’s Street, Between Towns Road/Church Cowley Road and Banbury Road/St Giles.

 

A Quietway is proposed to be introduced on Parks Road in North Oxford.

 

The 20mph speed limit amendments proposed on the Quickways included provision of a 20mph speed limit on Abingdon Road, where cycle improvements were implemented as part of Active Travel Tranche 1. Following the consultation, the 20mph speed limit on Donnington Bridge Road is proposed to be extended to include Weirs Lane.

 

Quickways and the Quietway cycle routes have been presented to key stakeholders through extensive consultation. A total of 1,448 online responses were received from the informal consultation and 909 responses for the statutory TRO consultation. The consultation found that respondents showed good support for the proposed Quickways and Quietway.  75% of respondents to the informal consultation supported the proposals, with 21% objecting and 4% remaining neutral.

 

Across both consultations is clear that respondents largely supported the Quickway routes. There were some key objections which have been noted and addressed where possible. These included but were not limited to loss of parking including disabled provision and a desire for more infrastructure particularly at junctions.

 

Following consultation, a priority ranking exercise was undertaken, and it is recommended to defer the Between Towns Road/Church Cowley Road and Banbury Road. An order of preference has been identified for delivery to ensure the scheme remains within the budgetary constraints.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway management is RECOMMENDED to:

 

a.     Approve implementation of the Marston Road, Cowley Road/Oxford Road, Iffley Road/Henley Road/Rose Hill and Morrell Avenue/Warneford Lane Quickways with the understanding that, once detailed design costs are finalised and should available budget allow, additional schemes on the prioritisation list can be brought back into the programme.

 

b.     Approve implementation of all the 20mph speed limits incorporating the extension of the 20mph speed limit on Weirs Lane.

 

Additional documents:

5.

Oxford Various Locations - Proposed Exclusions and Amendments to Eligibility for Parking Permits pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/205

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 /Christian Mauz, Technical Officer Tel: 07392 318873

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM5).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on proposed amendments to existing Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) orders in respect of eligibility for parking permits as a result of the development of properties for residential purposes and the associated conditions within the planning permissions granted by Oxford City Council.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve the following proposals in respect of eligibility for parking permits:

 

a)        Central Area (B) - exclude No. 1 Lower Fisher Rowfrom eligibility to apply for residents & visitor permits,

b)        Cowley Centre (East) - exclude No. 26 Boswell Road from eligibility to apply for residents & visitor permits,

c)        Divinity Road - limit No. 195 Divinity Road from eligibility to apply for 1 residents permit each plus the standard allowance of visitor permits,

d)        Headington West (B) - exclude No. 66 Valentia Road from eligibility to apply for residents & visitor permits,

e)        Lye Valley - exclude No. 105 Bulan Road from eligibility to apply for residents permits,

f)         Magdalen North:

             I.    exclude No. 179 Iffley Road from eligibility to apply for residents permits, and

            II.    exclude Nos. 220-222 Cowley Road from eligibility to apply for residents & visitor permits

g)        Marston North - exclude No. 58 Raymund Road from eligibility to apply for residents & visitor permits, and

h)        Wood Farm - exclude No. 9a (only) Pauling Road from eligibility to apply for residents & visitor permits. No. 9 Pauling Road to retain existing eligibility.

 

6.

Oxford - St Michael's Street: Proposed Permanent Proposed Prohibition of Vehicles at East End of Street pdf icon PDF 795 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/

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

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM6).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to make permanent the provisions of a temporary traffic regulation order (made under the Department for Transport COVID regulations) prohibiting all vehicles using the 50 metre length of the street west of its junction with Cornmarket Street to enable outdoor seating to be provided for the adjacent hospitality businesses. This proposal has been received from Oxford City Council’s Business Liaison Officer at the request of the adjacent businesses with the intention - should the proposal be approved – for the permanent measures to be in force before the expiry of the current temporary order on 3 March 2022. Exemptions to the restrictions would apply to emergency service vehicles and for vehicles requiring access to adjacent premises.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the prohibition of all vehicles from its junction with Cornmarket Street westwards for approximately 50 metres but as an experimental rather than permanent order noting the concerns raised.  This would allow potential actions to mitigate the impact of the closure on cyclists to be investigated – as set out in paragraph 12 of the report CMDHM6.

 

 

 

7.

Bodicote and Banbury - Blackwell Drive and White Post Road: Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 639 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/144

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Chloe Kirby, Engineer Tel: 07783 879117

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM7).

 

This report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on proposals to introduce waiting restrictions on Blackwell Drive and White Post Road on account of adjacent development. Funding for consultation on the proposals has been provided by the developers who will also fund implementation if approved.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the proposed no waiting at any time restrictions on Blackwell Drive and White Post Road.

 

 

8.

Faringdon: Town Centre: Proposed 20mph Zone pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/207

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 (CMDHM8).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph zone in Faringdon Town Centre. Funding for consultation on the proposals is to be provided by Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding and should the speed limit proceed to implementation then further CIL funding is available for this work.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a 20 mph zone as advertised.

 

 

9.

Didcot and Long Wittenham - B4016 Ladygrove and Sires Hill: Proposed 40mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 579 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/094

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 (CMDHM9).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on proposals to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the B4016 north of Didcot and also on a length of Sires Hill east of its junction with the B4016 as a result of adjacent development. Funding for consultation on the proposals has been provided by the developers who will also fund the extension of the limit if approved.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the proposed 40mph speed limit on the B4016 and Long Wittenham adjacent to residential development north of Didcot.

 

 

10.

Watlington - Pyrton Lane: Proposed 20mph Speed Limit Zone and Traffic Calming Measures pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/178

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Mike Horton, Technical Officer, Traffic Schemes South Tel: 07912 474356

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM10).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit zone and supporting traffic calming measures at Pyrton Lane Watlington. Funding for consultation on the proposals has been provided by CIL funding.

 

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

 

a) the introduction of a 20mph speed limit zone on Pyrton Lane between its junction with the B480 Cuxham Road to the south, and at the northern end to the current 30/60mph terminal point 120m northeast of St Leonards Close as illustrated on the plan at Annex 1a to the report CMDHM10;

 

b) traffic calming measures within the 20mph zone comprising two full width flat top road humps and a single speed cushion to be placed in the centre of the carriageway as illustrated on the plan at Annex 1b to the report CMDHM10.

 

 

11.

Charlbury - Hixet Wood - Proposed No Waiting at Any Time Restriction pdf icon PDF 771 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/172

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 /Chloe Kirby, Engineer Tel: 07783 879117

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM11).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce no waiting at any time restrictions at Hixet Wood to facilitate the safe access to and from a new residential development, including enabling bin lorries to enter and exit the site. Funding for consultation on the proposals has been provided by the developer of land off Hixet Wood who will also fund implementation of the proposals should they be approved.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the proposed no waiting at any time restrictions at Hixet Wood, Charlbury.

 

 

 

12.

Minster Lovell - B4047 Burford Road: Proposed Extension of 40mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/203

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Shady Ateeg, Technical Engineer – Road Agreements Team Tel: 07393 001033

 

Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM12).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on proposals to extend the 40mph speed limit on the B4047 at Minster Lovell because of adjacent development. It should be noted that a consultation on the same proposal was carried out in June and July 2019 with no objections but as the order was not made within two years of the consultation (although some works were carried out on site), national regulations on traffic orders require a further consultation. Funding for consultation on the proposals has been provided by the developers of the adjacent land who will also fund the extension of the limit if approved.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management is RECOMMENDED to approve as advertised the proposed extension of the 40mph speed limit on the B4047 at Minster Lovell and ask officers to assess and provide costings to Minster Lovell Parish Council for a further reduction of the speed limit to 30mph.