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

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

4.  Oxford/North Hinksey: A420 Botley Road – Proposed Major Improvement Scheme

 

James Griffiths

Darian Stibbe

Stuart Dryden

Alison Hill

Graham Smith

Robin Tucker

City Councillor Colin Cook

County Councillor Judy Roberts

County Councillor Susanna Pressel

 

7. Grove Oxford Lane Zebra Crossing

 

County Councillor Jane Hannaby

4.

Oxford/North Hinksey: Botley Road & West Way - Traffic Measures pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/183

Contact: Hugh Potter, Group Manager – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

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

 

The Botley Road Improvement project builds upon objectives set out in the Oxford Transport Strategy where a study of Botley Road was completed in 2016 which confirmed, following stakeholder feedback, the value of a high-quality route that prioritised sustainable transport modes to ease congestion, reduce journey times and improve journey experience.The project includes a package of measures aimed at:    

a.         encourage greater use of more sustainable modes of transport - buses, cycling and walking

b.         ease congestion on the route

c.         improve bus journey times so buses have an advantage over general traffic

d.         provide a safer, more continuous and attractive route for cyclists and pedestrians 

e.         reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.

f.          Unlock economic growth and job creation opportunities by benefiting development sites with improved access and additional capacity.

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposals as advertised, with the following amendments;

 

a)        Parking layby outside nos 63 to 69 Botley Road to remain resulting in no requirement for amendments to permit holder only parking places on Alexandra Road and Oatlands Road,

b)        No amendments to permit holder only parking places on Harley Road and Riverside Road, and

c)        Parking layby outside nos 119 to 121 Botley Road to be removed. Two (2) no. parking places limiting waiting to 1 hour (no return within one hour) to be provided on highway verge to opposite side of Botley Road resulting in no requirement for amendments to permit holder only parking places on Duke Street and Earl Street.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

Additional actions/agreements

 

Agree to re-consult on an extension of the 20mph speed limit to include the new toucan crossing by Waitrose.

Cycling Groups invited to set up a coalition group to help advise on design work to include further discussion on junction design specifically Eynsham Road and A420 slip and design of cycle facilities.

Support location of toucan crossing at Riverside Road and relocated bus stop (in conjunction with next 2 actions down).

Officers to look again at retaining the central pedestrian crossing island outside Waitrose.

Officers to investigate reducing size of central traffic island to east of the proposed toucan crossing at Riverside Road to maximise length of right turn lane.

Officers to look at widening the pavement in connection with the staggered crossing at Westway. Possible need to reconsult on that and if so consider inclusion with the re-consultation on the 20 mph extension.

Investigate Old Botley Island area to see if it is possible to make improvements for pedestrians.

No support at present for removal of Islands along A420 Botley Road.

No support for a 20mph limit on whole length of Botley Road.

No support for provision of coloured cycle lanes.

Officers to consider signage for off road cycle routes and provision of safer right turns to connect to the quiet off road routes.

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5.

Oxford: Samphire Road - Proposed Waiting Restrictions and Disabled Persons Parking Place pdf icon PDF 701 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/135

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce and amend waiting restrictions and disabled persons parking places (DPPP) at Samphire Road, Oxford put forward as part of an improvement scheme for the road funded by Oxford City Council, who own and manage most of the adjacent residential premises. The scheme will create 19 on-street and 17 off-street parking places but require removal of two existing on-street DPPPs. However, a new on-street DPPP is being created on the highway very close to the location of one of the bays being removed and similarly a DPPP is also being provided on each of the off-road parking areas at the west end of the road very close to the other bay being removed.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed no waiting at any time restrictions and a disabled persons parking place at Samphire Road, Oxford as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

6.

Ardley: B430 Station Road - Proposed Puffin Crossing pdf icon PDF 657 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/124

Contact: Hugh Potter, Group Manager – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a puffin crossing on the B430 Station Road put forward as a result of an adjacent residential development.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a puffin crossing (a signalled crossing for pedestrians) on the B430 Station Road at Ardley.

 

 

Decision:

Approved

7.

Grove: Oxford Lane - Proposed Zebra Crossing pdf icon PDF 559 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/181

Contact: Hugh Potter, Group Manager – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a zebra crossing on Oxford Lane Grove put forward due to a School Crossing Patrol at this location being withdrawn and no candidates applying in the course of a recruitment to fill the post and also noting the significant number of pedestrians crossing here, particularly at school journey times, together with the increased traffic flows due to residential development in the village.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a zebra crossing on Oxford Lane, Grove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Long Wittenham High Street - Proposed Amendments to Traffic Calming Build-Outs pdf icon PDF 864 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/165

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 to provide cycle bypasses at the existing traffic calming build outs on the High Street at Long Wittenham put forward following an OCC audit and stakeholder liaison in 2012 to determine what shortcomings there were in the Science Vale area, identify those areas and propose solutions for improvement where possible. These ranged from small to large and from low to high cost and complexity and following feasibility and design phases the bypasses proposed here have been recommended as relatively small and low-cost solutions to improve the current situation and safety in this area but with high potential benefits.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed provision of cycle bypasses at the traffic calming build outs on the High Street at Long Wittenham.

 

Decision:

Approved

9.

Shilton: Hen & Chick Lane & Unnamed Road to B4477 - Proposed 30mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 880 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/068

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

 

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

 

The report sets out responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce a 30mph speed limit on Hen and Chick Lane and the unnamed road to the B4477 at Shilton. It should be noted that a previous consultation on a proposed 40mph speed limit on these roads was carried out in May 2019 but the responses to this indicated that a 30mph was favoured by the local community. The proposals have been put forward at the request of County Councillor Field-Johnson and County Councillor Handley and, if approved, would be funded from their respective Councillor Priority Fund.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 30mph speed limit on Hen and Chick Lane and the unnamed road to the B4477 at Shilton as advertised.

 

 

Decision:

Approved subject to funding.

10.

Burford - Priory Lane: Proposed Amended Waiting Restriction and Parking Places pdf icon PDF 540 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/154

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce amended waiting restrictions and parking places at Priory Lane, Burford put forward as a result of approved changes to vehicle access to adjacent land and comprising the removal of two car parking places adjacent to the existing coach parking and removal of a length of double yellow line to provide an additional car parking space to the east of the access to the primary school.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed amended no waiting at any time restrictions and parking places at Priory Lane as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved