Agenda

Place Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 16 November 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Room 2 - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. View directions

Contact: Chris Reynolds, Committee Officer  Tel: 07542 029441 Email:  chris.reynolds@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Link: video link: https://oxon.cc/PLO16112022

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

2.

Declaration of Interests - see guidance note on the back page

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 377 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 15 June and 7 October 2022              (PLOSC3) and to receive information arising from them.

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4.

Petitions and Public Address

Members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting in person or ‘virtually’ through an online connection. To facilitate ‘hybrid’ meetings we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e., 9am on Thursday 10 November 2022. Requests to speak should be sent to chris.reynolds@oxfordshire.gov.uk 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 9am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.

5.

Cabinet responses to travel related committee scrutiny reports pdf icon PDF 288 KB

The Committee’s Transport Policy Development Working Group carried out a review of the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan and set out their recommendations in a report to the Committee on 15 June 2022.  Annex 1 sets out these recommendations and the Cabinet’s response.

 

In addition, the Committee discussion about the LTCP on 15 June 2022 generated a number of observations which the Committee resolved to report to Cabinet.  Annex 2 sets out these observations and the Cabinet’s response accordingly

 

Finally, at its meeting on 7 October 2022, the Committee recommended that a review be undertaken of the relationship between parking availability and private car use.  The result of that review was reported to the Cabinet on 18 October 2022 and is provided here in Annex 3.

 

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the Cabinet’s responses to their recommendations and observations and, where stated, to agree to return to specific issues in the future through the forward plan.

 

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6.

Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report by the Corporate Director of Environment and Place

 

This report provides the Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee with information about the Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan (COTP) prior to it being submitted to Cabinet on the 29November 2022.

 

The COTP sits within part 2 of the local transport plan process.  Along with other plans for certain area and specific corridors, the COTP sets out how policies within Part 1 of the LTCP will be applied across specific geographic areas, in this case the central Oxfordshire area.

 

Part 1 of the local transport plan (the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan) was considered by the Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee in June 2022, prior to adoption at full council in July 2022.

 

Analysis of the public consultation on the COTP (undertaken between August and October 2022) identifies a number of amendments to the COTP.  

 

Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee are therefore asked to provide any comments on the proposed revisions to COTP prior to its consideration by Cabinet.

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7.

Traffic Filters pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Report  by the Corporate Director for Environment and Place

 

Oxfordshire County Council wants to reduce unnecessary journeys by private vehicles., This will help deliver an affordable, sustainable and inclusive transport system that enables the county to thrive whilst protecting the environment and making Oxfordshire a better place to live for all residents.

 

Traffic filters are an important tool to achieve this in Oxford and have been part of Oxford’s transport strategy since 2015, including the recently adopted Local Transport and Connectivity Plan. They were subject to public consultation in 2019.

 

This Report summarises the key findings of the consultation and the proposed  changes to its plans for Travel Filters going forwards

 

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to:

 

a)    Review the emerging summary of the public consultation and scheme impact assessments for the proposed trial traffic filters in Oxford; and

 

b)    Review and comment on the proposed changes to be made to the scheme in light of the public consultation (Annex 4).

 

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8.

Review of the Local Transport Plan 4 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Report by the Corporate Director for Environment and Place

 

This report provides the Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee with information about the findings of the review of the Local Transport Plan 4.  This was produced in response to the recommendation made by the Committee at the 15 June meeting. The LTP4 review report can be found in Annex 1.

 

The Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee are RECOMMENDED to

 

1) Consider the findings of the review of the Local Transport Plan 4; and

 

2) Make any recommendations for the LTCP it feels appropriate based on the lessons learned from the review.

 

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9.

Cabinet response to the recommendations of the Carbon Reduction Targets working group pdf icon PDF 152 KB

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the Cabinet’s responses to their recommendations and, where stated, to agree to return to specific issues in the future through the forward plan.

 

10.

The Council Forward Plan and the Committee work programme pdf icon PDF 143 KB

The Committee are asked to review the work programme, focussing on the items for the next meeting and confirm main agenda items.

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