Agenda and decisions

Venue: County Hall, New Road, Oxford

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Decision:

None

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.

 

Decision:

Councillor John Sanders

 

     A preliminary survey in the south of Oxford resulted in a small majority against implementing a CPZ in Temple Cowley, Florence Park and Hollow Way South areas.   Once CPZs are implemented in neighbouring areas, it is probable that residents will be more inclined to ask for CPZ implementation.   In the meanwhile it is likely that developers will continue to try to introduce residential projects with extensive parking.  Will the Cabinet Member consider introducing a provisional timetable for CPZ implementation in these areas in order to provide guidance to developers?

 

     Response from the Cabinet Member for Environment

 

.       Councillor Sanders will be aware that nine CPZs are being progressed according to an accelerated programme and will be implemented by October 2020.  The nine CPZs were agreed at CMD in April 2019 following informal public consultation.  CPZs for Temple Cowley, Florence Park and Hollow Way South are included in the next tranche for development, subject to the availability of funding.  At a recent Parking Management Steering Group meeting it was agreed that officers will develop a timeline for the development and implementation of the next tranche, including Temple Cowley, Florence Park and Hollow Way South.  Further detail will be reported to the January meeting of that Group, of which Councillor Sanders is a member.

 

Supplementary Question from Councillor Sanders

 

A development which recently went ahead with parking would have been easier to resist if a CPZ had been in place so would you agree we need to go ahead as soon as possible?

 

Response by the Cabinet Member for Environment

 

Yes. Making it policy for CPZs to increase powers against developers promoting parking in appropriate areas. A statement regarding funding of the 9 schemes was expected in January/February 2020.

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

8. County Councillor Bob Johnston (Local Member)

 

9. Hans Eriksson (Resident of Charlbury) and County Councillor Liz Leffman (Local Member)

 

4.

Oxford: Various Locations: New and Amended Bus Lanes pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/137

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE4).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to amend bus lanes orders in respect of lanes on the A40 at Barton Park, A420 Botley Road, A4144 at Folly Bridge and Norfolk Street and Speedwell Street by the Westgate Shopping Centre. While the amendments to the traffic regulation orders extend or create new lengths of bus lanes, they do not materially change the practical effect of the existing traffic restrictions where the changes are proposed. 

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed amendments to bus lanes as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Agreed

 

Noting that while approving the Botley Road element of the proposals that enforcement of use of the bus lane into Seacourt park and ride should be delayed pending finalisation of expansion work at the site and thereafter motorists would need to rely on the relevant appeals process against any penalty notice.

5.

Banbury: A422 Stratford Road - Proposed Puffin Crossing pdf icon PDF 608 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2017/165

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Stewardship Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE5).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a puffin crossing in place of a pedestrian refuge by Trinity Close and the North Oxfordshire Academy put forward as a result of an adjacent residential development.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a puffin crossing (a signalled crossing for pedestrians) on the A422 Stratford Road near the North Oxfordshire Academy as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

6.

Wantage: Market Place and Newbury Street - Proposed Amendments to Bus Stops and Disabled Persons Parking Places pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/139

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE6).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on proposed amendments to bus stop provision at Market Square and Newbury Street and consequent changes to disabled persons parking place provision in these roads put forward as a  result of congestion of buses in Market Place combined with the parking of vehicles on the ‘zig-zag’ line markings approaching the pedestrian crossing on the south side of Market Place and also taking account of the change in bus services resulting in the bus stop in Newbury Street now being redundant.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed amendments to bus stops and disabled parking places at Market Square and Newbury Street, Wantage as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

Noting support from Oxford Bus Company/Thames Travel and their desire to see the first part of the September 2017 agreed scheme implemented.

7.

Abingdon: A415 Ock Street - Proposed Time limited Parking and Loading Bay pdf icon PDF 1009 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/148

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE7).

 

The report presents responses received in the course of a statutory consultation to extend a parking bay and provide a new loading bay on the north side of A415 Ock Street Abingdon immediately west of its junction with Mayott’s Road put forward because of redevelopment of adjacent land.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve a proposed extension of a time limited parking bay and the provision of a loading bay, also time limited, on the north side of A415 Ock Street Abingdon immediately west of its junction with Mayott’s Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved noting a proposed review by Abingdon Town Council of operational times for all loading bays to possibly 20 minutes subject to funding and further consultation.

 

8.

Oxford & Kennington: A423 Oxford Southern Bypass and Linking Roads - Proposed 50mph and 40mph Speed Limits pdf icon PDF 840 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/132

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE8).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce a 50mph speed limit on the A423 Oxford Southern bypass between its junctions with A34 Hinksey Hill interchange and the existing 50mph speed limit which terminates just north east of the Heyford Hill roundabout junction (and including also a 50mph speed limit on the slip road to Kennington village),  a 40mph speed limit on the Old Abingdon Road and Kennington Road between the A423 and the existing 30mph speed limits at their  entries  to Oxford City and Kennington village put forward as a result of a review of safety on the A423 Oxford Southern bypass following the completion in late 2015 of the A423 Kennington Roundabout improvement.

 

These speed limits were previously approved in 2017, with approval for the 50mph speed limit being given at the Cabinet Member for Environment decisions meeting on 29 June 2017 and the 40mph speed limit at the Cabinet Member for Environment decisions meeting on 7 September 2017. However, due to delays in their implementation, the council is required to reconsult on proposals as more than two years has elapsed since their original publication.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve a 50mph speed limit on the A423 Oxford Southern bypass between its junctions with A34 Hinksey Hill interchange and the existing 50mph speed limit which terminates just north east of the Heyford Hill roundabout junction (and including also a 50mph speed limit on the slip road to Kennington village) and  a 40mph speed limit on the Old Abingdon Road and Kennington Road between the A423 and the existing 30mph speed limits at their  entries  to Oxford city  and Kennington village as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

9.

Charlbury: Proposed 20mph Speed Limit and Extension of 30mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/083

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director of Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE9).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit within Charlbury and extend the existing 30mph speed limit on the B4022 Banbury Hill put forward by Charlbury Town Council.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 20mph speed limit within Charlbury and extension of the existing 30mph speed limit on the B4022 Banbury Hill as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

10.

Woodstock: A44 Oxford Road - Proposed Extension of 30mph Speed Limit and Signalled Pedestrian Crossing pdf icon PDF 749 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/140

Contact: Hugh Potter, Team Leader – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

Report by Director for Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE10).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to extend the 30mph speed limit and introduce a toucan crossing on the A44 Oxford Road at Woodstock adjacent to a new residential development at the south end of the town and put forward because of the development of that land for housing.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed extension of the 30mph speed limit and the installation of a toucan crossing (a signalled crossing for pedestrians and pedal cyclists) on the A44 Oxford Road, Woodstock as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

11.

Highway Policy Statements pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/157

Contact: Sean Rooney, Service Lead – Highway Maintenance Tel: 07770 734707

 

Report by Director for Community Operations (Interim) (CMDE11).

 

This report has been produced to seek approval from the Cabinet Member for Environment for several revised Highways Policy Statements. The policy statements have been updated because of the establishment of the new Highways Code of Practice (October 2018).

 

This approach follows Cabinet approval in November 2017 for the development of a new Highways Infrastructure Management framework with agreement of updated policy statements and procedures would be via reports to the Cabinet Member for Environment Delegated decisions meetings or by the relevant Director dependent on the level of service change.

 

The first tranche of updated policy statements was presented to the cabinet Member for Environment on 20 December 2018. The table set out in the report shows which policies have been approved, which are in this report and those requiring a future update.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to endorse the Highway Policy Statements covered in Annex (1a-j) together with the report CMDE11.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved