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 declared.

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 Howson

 

           At the December Cabinet meeting a petition was handed in on behalf of residents in St Bernard's Road in my division. What progress has been made to provide a solution to the increased traffic flow as a result of the closure of Walton Street at the Beaumont Street junction?”

 

            Cabinet Member for Environment

 

                Officers have been working with the residents affected by the closure of Walton Street and assessing options that could be trialled to alleviate the concerns that they have raised. I have asked that myself and the local members, including yourself, are briefed on the latest position on this review, so that we can consider if any of these options are feasible and to agree next steps. This meeting was scheduled to take place on 15 January and will have allowed for all options to have been discussed.”

 

            Councillor Howson

 

            “Thank you for your response.  I welcome the discussions that are taking place and have in turn discussed these issues with the original petitioners to the Cabinet and local residents who still have concerns regarding levels of traffic in the area particularly at night time from people leaving business establishments in the area. This is very much an adverse bi-product of the closure and one which disturbs sleep for the residents particularly on the north side of St Bernard’s Road whose houses front directly onto the road. Could a 24-hour residents only access or at the very least a night time restriction be considered?”

 

            Cabinet Member for Environment

 

            “Bearing in mind the largely positive response to the closure of Walton Street I hear what you say about the concerns of some residents particularly those in St Bernard’s Road. However, it appears that an exclusion zone as you suggest would be beyond the Council’s powers and therefore ultra vires but officers are looking at a number of ancillary measures in this area to mitigate some of the consequential impacts on residents such as those in St Bernard’s Road and I will ask that you and other local councillors be kept informed on progress with those.” 

3.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

3.Councillor John Howson

4.Chris wilding (Steventon Parish Council)

8. Jonnie Bradshaw (Warborough Parish Council)

10. Councillor Richard Webber

 

4.

Oxford - Various Locations: Proposed New Disabled Persons Parking Places pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/147

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

 

Report by Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE4).

 

Provision of Disabled Persons’ Parking Places is reviewed when requested by members of the public with specific proposals assessed applying national regulations and guidance on the suitability of providing new bays or amending or removing existing ones.

 

The report presents objections received to a statutory consultation to remove, amend and introduce disabled persons parking places (DPPPs) at various locations in Oxford put forward following requests from residents, including – where a new place has been requested - an assessment of eligibility, applying the national guidelines on the provision of such parking places.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed removal and provision of Disabled Persons’ Parking Places as advertised with the exception of the proposal to remove the parking place at Kingston Road pending a further assessment regarding its use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

5.

Banbury: Noral Way - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 412 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/193

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce and amend waiting restrictions on Noral Way, Banbury put forward because of concerns raised over obstruction and danger to road users posed by current parking in the road as a result of increased use of the road by goods vehicles.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed no waiting at any time restrictions on Noral Way as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

6.

Steventon -Hanney Road: Proposed Zebra Crossing & Traffic Calming pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/175

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses to a statutory consultation to introduce a zebra crossing and speed cushions on the Hanney Road at Steventon. put forward to address concerns raised over the safety of pedestrians crossing Hanney Road between Barnett Road, St Michaels Primary School and the wider village.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a zebra crossing and traffic calming measures on Hanney Road, Steventon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

7.

Didcot: Great Western Park South - Proposed 20mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/129

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

 

Report by Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE7).

 

The report considers responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit on the residential road at Great Western Park (south) whilst those roads served by Larch Drive from its junction with Diamond Drive are proposed to be subject to a 30mph speed limit put forward because and as part of the approved residential development at Great Western Park and, if approved, funded by it.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 20mph speed limit on the residential road at Great Western Park (south), whilst those roads served by Larch Drive from its junction with Diamond Drive are proposed to be subject to a 30mph speed limit as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Warborough - A329 Thame Road: Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 597 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/176

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

 

Report by Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE8).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce and amend waiting restrictions on Thame Road, Warborough put forward because of the residential development of adjacent land with the yellow lines showing the proposals as advertised noting that double yellow lines are also proposed to supplement the existing School Keep Clear markings.

 

Seventy-two responses were received. 59 objections which included Thames Valley Police, Warborough Parish Council, St Laurence C of E Primary school, Warborough and Shillingford pre-school and fifty-five local residents. There were also 8 expressions of support and 5 neither objecting nor supporting but nevertheless raising concerns.

 

Therefore, noting the level of responses received against the proposed restriction officers felt it would be more appropriate to consider less extensive restrictions and are now proposing that double yellow lines be provided on the A329 only in the immediate vicinity of the access to the new residential development, between the red lines marked A and B on Annex 1 to the report and School Keep Clear markings also to be changed from an advisory to an enforceable restriction.

 

That now forms the basis of the following revised recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Environment that double yellow lines be provided on the A329 only in the immediate vicinity of the access to the new residential development, between the red lines marked A and B on Annex 1 to the report and School Keep Clear markings also to be changed from an advisory to an enforceable restriction.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

9.

Chilton - Chilton Fields Residential Development: Proposed 20mph and 30mph Speed Limits and Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/179

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

 

Report by Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE9).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph and 30mph speed limit and waiting restrictions at Chilton Fields and the access road to the A4185 put forward because and as part of the Chilton Fields residential development and, if approved, funded by it.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the introduction of 20mph and 30 mph speed limits and waiting restrictions at Chilton Fields and the access road to the A4185 as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

10.

A415 Between Abingdon and Marcham: Proposed 50mph Speed LImit pdf icon PDF 519 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/145

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

 

Report by Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE10).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 50mph speed limit on the A415 between Abingdon and Marcham put forward at the of County Councillor Richard Webber and, if approved, to be funded by the Councillor Priority Fund.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 50mph speed limit on the A415 between Abingdon and Marcham as advertised.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved