Agenda

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

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.

 

3.

Petitions and Public Address

4.

Oxford - Lamarsh Road - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 966 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/014

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

 

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

 

New Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) are being proposed across Oxford to address parking pressures for residents due to commuter parking. In addition to the difficulties residents face in finding a parking place, such excess parking demand can result in the roads (in particular near junctions), footways and accesses being obstructed by parked vehicles to the detriment of road safety and the movement of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users including the emergency services

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve  the proposals as advertised for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Lamarsh Road.

 

5.

Oxford - Cowley Marsh Area - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/015

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

 

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

 

New Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) are being proposed across Oxford to address parking pressures for residents due to commuter parking. In addition to the difficulties residents face in finding a parking place such excess parking demand can result in the roads (in particular near junctions), footways and accesses being obstructed by parked vehicles to the detriment of road safety and the movement of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users including the emergency services.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve  the proposals as advertised for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in  the Cowley Marsh area, noting that local consultations may be carried out in respect of changes to proposals for part of Barracks Lane and also in respect of minor changes to proposals for no waiting at any time restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Oxford - Hollow Way North - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/146

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

 

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

 

New Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) are being proposed across Oxford to address parking pressures for residents due to commuter parking. In addition to the difficulties residents face in finding a parking place, such excess parking demand can result in the roads (in particular near junctions), footways and accesses being obstructed by parked vehicles to the detriment of road safety and the movement of pedestrians, cyclists and other road users including the emergency services.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve  the proposals as advertised for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in the Hollow Way North area, but to review specific suggestions for minor adjustments as raised in the consultation responses as noted in paragraphs 11 and 17 of the report CMDE6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxford North Hinksey: Botley Road and Westway - Traffic Measures - Proposed Extension of 20mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/019

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

 

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

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 prioritising sustainable transport modes to ease congestion, reduce journey times and improve journey experience.The project includes a package of measures aimed at:    

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

b.         easing congestion on the route

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

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

e.         reducing vehicle emissions and improving air quality.

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

The principal elements of the scheme were approved at the Cabinet Member for Environment decisions meeting on 19 December 2020 following a consultation in the autumn of 2019. At that meeting, however, it was agreed to carry out a consultation on an extended length of 20mph speed limit to that originally proposed.  This report considers the results of that consultation.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposals as advertised

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Burford: A40 - Speed Limit Reduction and Signalled Crossing on A40 by Burford School pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/082

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

 

Report by the Interim Director of Community Operations (CMDE8).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit within Burford in place of the existing 30mph speed limit, a 30mph speed limit on the A40 from just east of its junction with Tanners Lane to just east of its junction with the B4020 Shilton Road and on the A361 south of the A40 to just south of the access to Burford School in place of the existing 40mph speed limit. It is also proposed to extend the 40mph speed limits on the A40 and A361 to create an appropriate length of transitional speed limits on the approaches to the proposed 30mph limits on these roads. Additionally, the proposals included provision of a signalled crossing for pedestrians (a puffin crossing) on the A40 just to the east of the existing footbridge as a replacement for the latter.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed reduced speed limits at Burford as advertised but with consideration being given to reducing the extent of the proposed 20mph speed limit on the A361 The Hill, but to defer a decision on the installation of a puffin crossing (a signalled crossing for pedestrians) on the A40 by Burford School in place of the existing footbridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Proposed Waiting Restrictions and Traffic Calming - Bankside, Banbury pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/191

Contact: Hugh Potter, Group Manager – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704/Paul Dear, Senior Engineer Tel: 07557 082569

 

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

 

The Longford Park residential development in south east Banbury is underway  with a significant number of homes already completed and occupied. As the site is further developed, a new junction at Bankside is being constructed and measures on Bankside are now proposed to provide for the additional demands for travel arising from the development. If approved, these measures, which include the replacement of the existing traffic calming chicanes with speed cushions, a raised zebra crossing and the introduction of additional waiting restrictions, will be funded by the developer. Also proposed, although not requiring formal consultation are advisory cycle lanes on both sides of the road along its full length, reflecting that Bankside already forms part of a signed cycle route to the station.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed waiting restrictions, zebra crossing and traffic calming measures at Bankside, Banbury, as advertised.

 

 

 

 

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Oxford - Oxford Road, Littlemore - Proposed Humped Zebra Crossing and Traffic calming Measures pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/017

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce a humped zebra crossing and traffic calming measures comprising a flat-topped road hump, speed cushion and raised over-run areas on the Oxford Road at Littlemore put forward as a result of calls from the parish council following ongoing concerns by residents over the increasing speed and volume of traffic along Oxford Road.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the withdrawal of proposals for the introduction of a zebra crossing and investigate alternative traffic calming measures to include consideration of suggestions made during consultation.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxford - B4495 Windmill Road - Proposed Extension of 20mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/018

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

 

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

 

The Access to Headington project includes a package of measures aimed at:    

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

b.         easing congestion on the route

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

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

e.         reducing vehicle emissions and improve air quality.

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

Following the first formal consultation on the project in 2016, a request to extend the 20mph speed limit – which currently applies only to the northernmost part of the road - to include the whole road was accepted, resulting in a formal consultation in 2017.That was then approved at the Cabinet Member for Environment meeting on 7 September 2017. However, due to delays in progressing the project a re-consultation was required due to it being beyond two years since the first formal consultation.  The report considers the results of the re-consultation.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposals as advertised but to include also the adjacent signalled junction of Windmill Road with The Slade and Old Road.

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxford: Warren Crescent - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 833 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/136

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE12).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a length of no waiting at any time restriction at Warren Crescent in place of the existing permit holder only bays Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm due to the development of adjacent land put forward as a result of the development of adjacent land for housing, which will require construction of new accesses to the development.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed no waiting at any time restrictions in Warren Crescent as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Abingdon, Henley, Oxford and Wallingford: Amendments to Fees for Residents Vehicle and Visitor Permits and On-Street Parking pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/022

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE13).

 

Following approval on 21 January 2020 by Cabinet for revised fees the County Council was then obliged to advertise its intention to alter the Traffic Regulation Order to give effect to these changes. The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to increase fees for on-street parking and parking permits required in Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs).

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed increases to fees for permits for the Controlled Parking Zones in Oxford, North Hinksey and Henley on Thames and for on-street pay and display parking in Abingdon, Henley and Wallingford as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Oxford: Sunderland Avenue - Proposed Waiting Restrictions and Parking Places pdf icon PDF 638 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/174

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE14).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a length of no waiting at any time restriction and amended daytime permit holder parking places (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) due to the development of adjacent land

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed no waiting at any time restrictions and parking places by number 53 Sunderland Avenue as advertised.

 

 

 

 

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Oxford: Sher Afzal Close - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 488 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/134

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE15).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce waiting restrictions at Sher Afzal Close, Oxford put forward as a result of development of the former Cowley Swimming Pool site for residential purposes.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxford: The Oval and Desborough Crescent - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 549 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/177

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE16).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce waiting restrictions at The Oval and Desborough Crescent, Oxford put forward as a result of the development of adjacent land for residential development.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed no waiting at any time restrictions at The Oval and Desborough Crescent, Oxford subject to consulting with the local member and bus operators on a possible reduction in their extent to address concerns over the possible unnecessary loss of parking places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxford: Kirby Place - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/182

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE17).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce waiting restrictions at Kirby Place and Don Bosco Close, Oxford put forward as a result of concerns received from residents and City Council members about parked vehicles obstructing the relatively narrow sections of both Kirby Place and Don Bosco Close. This is a particular problem with larger service vehicles particularly in Kirby Place where the refuse vehicle is often prevented from accessing the road.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed no waiting at any time restrictions at Kirby Place and Don Bosco Close, Oxford as advertised.

 

 

 

 

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Oxford - Oriel Square and Turl Street - Amended Access Restrictions pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/009

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE18).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to amend the permitted vehicles in Oriel Square and Turl Street in Oxford. 

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed amendments to access restrictions applying to Oriel Square and Turl Street, Oxford.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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East Hanney - A338 - Proposed Puffin Crossing pdf icon PDF 881 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/013

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE19).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a puffin crossing on the A338 at East Hanney put forward as a result of calls from the parish council following numerous requests from parishioners.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a puffin crossing (a signalled crossing for pedestrians) on the A338 at East Hanney.

 

 

 

 

 

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A424 - Fulbrook to Idbury Proposed 50mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 990 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/006

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE20).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 50mph speed limit on the entire length of the A424 Burford to Stow road within Oxfordshire put forward following a review of the recent accident history – including several accidents resulting in fatal injury – and, if approved, would be funded by the Road Safety budget within the County Council’s Capital programme.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 50mph speed limit as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grafton with Radcot - A4095 at Pidnell Bridge - Proposed Revocation of Structural Weight Limit pdf icon PDF 879 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/007

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

 

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE21).

 

The report presents responses to a statutory consultation to revoke the structural weight limit at A4095 Pidnell Bridge prohibiting the passage of track laying vehicles and vehicles with an axle weight exceeding 6 tonnes put forward as a result of a review of structural weight limits following maintenance of the A4095 Pidnell Bridge which has strengthened the bridge sufficiently to remove the above restrictions.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the revocation of the structural weight limit at A4095 Pidnell Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oxford: Various Locations - Proposed Exclusion from Permit Eligibility for Residents Permits

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/016

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

 

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