Agenda, decisions and minutes

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

1/22

Declaration of Interest

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

2/22

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

 

Minutes:

There were no questions from County Councillors.

3/22

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.

 

Minutes:

Item 4: Oxford – Quickways, Quietway & 20 Mph Speed Limit

1.     Mr Danny Yee

2.     Ms Amelia Adcroft

3.     Dr Alison Hill, Chair of Cyclox

4.     County Councillor Michael O’Connor

5.     Doctor Andrew Soltan

6.     Mr Richard Parnham

7.     City Councillor Katherine Miles

8.     Mr Aeron Buchanan

9.     Ms Mary Sareva

10. Mr John Skinner

11. Mr & Mrs Mohammed Nadeem represented by their son, Mr Hassan Ali Rana

12. County Councillor Brad Baines

13. County Councillor Andrew Gant

14.Robin Tucker, Chair - Oxfordshire Cycling Network

 

Item 6: Oxford - St Michael’s Street - Proposed Permanent Prohibition of Vehicles at East End of Street

15. Mr Danny Yee

16. Ms Rosalind Owen, Head Teacher: Saint Michaels Church of England Primary School

17.County Councillor Andrew Gant

 

Item 8: Faringdon Town Centre - Proposed 20mph Zone

18. Councillor Bethia Thomas, Faringdon Division

19.Sally Thurston, Town Clerk, Faringdon Town Council

 

Item 10: Watlington, Pyrton Lane - Proposed 20 mph Speed Limit Zone and Traffic Calming Measures

20. Mr Ian Hill, Parish Councillor for Watlington Parish Council

21.Councillor Freddie VanMierlo, Oxfordshire County Council

 

Item 11: Charlbury, Hixet Wood – Proposed No Waiting at Any Time Restriction

 

22. Councillor Claire Wilding, Charlbury Town Council.

23. Councillor Liz Leffman, Oxfordshire County Council

24. Mr Brian Murray

25. Mr Tim Fox, MGA Consulting

26. Mr Liam Woods, MGA Consulting

 

Note: Written submissions received before the meeting are included in these Minutes of the meeting.

4/22

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:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM4) on the proposed introduction of Quickways and Quietways as part of the Oxford Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP), and the responses received following a statutory consultation on the proposals.

 

The report noted that the introduction of Quickways and Quietways was viewed as an effective way of promoting cycling in line with the Council’s objectives in relation to public health, [traffic] decongestion, climate change, and air quality. Having reviewed the responses to the statutory consultation, it was RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Highway Management approve implementation of –

 

(a)  The Marston Road, Cowley Road/Oxford Road, Iffley Road/Henley Road/Rose Hill and Morrell Ave/Warneford Lane Quickways as advertised 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; and

 

(b)  All the 20mph speed limits as advertised incorporating the extension of the 20mph speed limit on Weirs Lane.

 

Councillor Bearder then invited those persons present, either in person or online, to make their presentations on the proposals. In so doing, Councillor Bearder noted that he had also received written representations on the proposals which he would take into consideration before announcing his decision.

 

Having heard the oral presentations and having received written representations, Councillor Bearder made the following observations.

 

(a)  The presentations and representations reflected the complexity of the proposals that were before him today and he thanked everyone for their presentations and written representations.

(b)  He was aware that the proposals, if approved, represented a significant change which had implications for vulnerable persons.

(c)   In reaching a decision, it was necessary to take into consideration those persons who will be put in a vulnerable situation, including very many students who were limited in their means of transport.

(d)  It was necessary to take urgent and dramatic action, as reflected in the proposals set out in the report, if the issues raised by climate change were to be addressed.

(e)  The proposals would not achieve everything and, therefore, it would be necessary to give the proposals further consideration.

(f)    That people paved over gardens to create car parking space; parked on pavements; and ignored 20 mph speed limits, while deeply frustrating, was not justification for not considering the proposals set out in the report.

In response to the criticism that there were insufficient enforcement powers available to address these concerns, it was incumbent upon those who could, to press the relevant authorities on these issues.

[Councillor Bearder then cited the example of the significant success in reducing vehicle speeds in Kiev following the introduction of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems in Kiev].

(g)  It was a priority of the Council to introduce a more sustainable, environmental, and safer, transport network which reflected the needs of the most vulnerable persons in society.

 

Having considered the report of the Director of Growth and Economy;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4/22

5/22

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.

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM5) on proposed exclusions and amendments to eligibility for parking permits.

 

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

 

It was RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Highway Management approve the following proposals in respect of eligibility for parking permits:

 

(a)  Central Area (B) - exclude No. 1 Lower Fisher Row from 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.

 

Having considered the report of the Director of Growth and Economy, Councillor Bearder announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: to approve the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

 Date of Signing …………………………….

 

 

6/22

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.

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM6) RECOMMENDING the prohibition of all vehicles from the junction of Cornmarket Street westwards for approximately 50 m but, in response to concerns raised about the proposal, as an experimental order and not a permanent order. It was proposed that, in so doing, this would allow investigation of potential actions to mitigate the impact of the closure might have on cyclists.

 

The report presented responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to make permanent the provisions of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order 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.

 

Having heard the presentation by Mr Yee, Councillor Bearder noted it was difficult for cyclists to get across the City and there were only two routes that they could use: the High Street & Queen Street; or Broad Street & George Street, which tended to get blocked off leaving Saint Michael’s Street and Ship Street.

 

[Councillor Gant subsequently gave a presentation in support of the proposals].

 

Having carefully considered the report authored by the Director of Growth and Economy; the written representations that had been received in response to the consultation; and the presentations by those persons present at the meeting, either in person or online, Councillor Bearder announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: to approve the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

 Date of Signing …………………………….

 

7/22

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.

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM7) presenting responses received to a statutory consultation on proposals to introduce waiting restrictions on Blackwell Drive and White Post Road because of the adjacent development.

 

It was RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Highway Management approve, as advertised, Blackwell Drive and White Post Road.

 

Councillor Bearder noted that, because there was a lot of traffic at school drop off times, the proposals were sensible in terms of safety.

 

Having considered the report authored by the Director of Growth and Economy, Councillor Bearder, announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: to approve the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

 Date of Signing …………………………….

 

8/22

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.

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM8) presenting responses received to a statutory consultation on proposals to introduce a 20mph zone in Faringdon Town Centre, as detailed in the report.

 

It was RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Highway Management approve the proposed introduction of a 20mph zone, as advertised.

 

Councillor Bearder noted the support of Councillor Bethia Thomas, Faringdon Division, for the proposals, and the letter of support from the Town Clerk, Faringdon Town Council, on behalf of Faringdon Town Council.

 

Having considered the report of the Director of Growth and Economy; the written representations that had been received in response to the consultation; and the presentations by those persons present at the meeting, either in person or online, Councillor Bearder announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: to approve the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

 Date of Signing …………………………….

 

9/22

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.

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM9) presenting responses received to a statutory consultation on proposals to introduce a 40mph on the B4016 north of Didcot and on a length of Sires Hill east of its junction with the B4016 because of adjacent development.

 

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

 

Having considered the report authored by the Director of Growth and Economy, Councillor Bearder, announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: to approve the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

Date of Signing …………………………….

 

 

10/22

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.

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM10) presenting responses received to a statutory consultation on proposals to introduce a 20mph speed limit zone and supporting traffic calming measures at Pyrton Lane Watlington.

 

It was RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Highway Management 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. The proposed speed limit zone is illustrated on the plan at Annex 1a.

 

(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. The proposed traffic calming measures are illustrated on the plan at Annex 1b.

 

Councillor Bearder noted that Councillor VanMierlo was scheduled to speak on this item but was not presently available. He noted that he had visited the site with Councillor VanMierlo who had apprised him of the various concerns regarding traffic at this location.

 

Having carefully considered the report authored by the Director of Growth and Economy; the written representations that had been received in response to the consultation; and the presentations by those persons present at the meeting, either in person or online, Councillor Bearder announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: to approve the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

Date of Signing …………………………….

 

 

11/22

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.

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM11) presenting 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.

 

It was RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Highway Management approve, as advertised: the proposed no waiting at any time restrictions at Hixet Wood, Charlbury.

 

In response to a question by Councillor Bearder, the Clerk informed the meeting that Councillor Leffman, who had planned to speak on this item, had intimated that she may not be able to attend the meeting due to other commitments. Councillor Bearder noted that he had received her representation which opposed the proposals as set out in the report.

 

At the conclusion of the presentations, Councillor Bearder made the following observations.

 

(a)  It appeared that not all persons may had been notified of the possible loss of parking space that would occur if the proposals were implemented.

[MJA Consulting subsequently corrected a statement made during their presentation and confirmed that they had been involved in the planning stage of the proposals].

(b)  This was a quiet area which did not have many cyclists passing through. As such, cyclists that did pass through could use the full extent of the road to avoid potential collisions with people opening car doors.

(c)   Accordingly, he was of the view that the proposals were unnecessary.

 

Therefore, having considered the report of the Director of Growth and Economy; the written representations that had been received in response to the consultation; and the presentations by those persons present at the meeting, either in person or online, Councillor Bearder announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: Not to agree the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

 Date of Signing …………………………….

 

 

12/22

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.

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Highway Management, Councillor Bearder, considered a report of the Corporate Director Environment & Place (CMDHM12) presenting responses received to a statutory consultation to extend the 40mph speed limit on the B4047 at Minster Lovell because of adjacent development.

 

A consultation on the same proposal had been carried out in June and July 2019 and no objections had been received to the proposal. However, as the Order was not made within two years of the consultation national regulations on traffic orders required that there be a further consultation.

 

It was RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Highway Management 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.

 

Having considered the report of the Director of Growth and Economy, Councillor Bearder, announced his decision, as follows:

 

DECISION: to approve the report’s recommendations.

 

Signed ……………………………………….

Cabinet Member for Highway Management

 

 

 Date of Signing …………………………….