Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote Meeting

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

Note: This meeting will be held remotely to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing. The deadline to request to speak was 9.00 am on Friday 24 April. If you wish to view proceedings please click on the live stream link on the agenda front sheet above. However, that will not allow you to participate in the meeting. Any problems please contact Graham Warrington Tel: 07393 001211 or email 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

 

“In view of the pressures on the work of Officers during the Coronavirus emergency, can the cabinet member advise whether it is still planned to implement the two CPZs for Cowley (Cowley West and Cowley East) later this year? “

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

 

“I’m afraid I can’t give an answer as to how long any work programme will be delayed due to the current crisis but as the situation with regard to Covid19 improves and social distancing measures can be relaxed officers will continue to review where we are and make every effort to avoid delays.  Officers I’m sure will keep local members posted.”

 

 

 

3.

Petitions and Public Address

This Cabinet Member for Environment Delegated Decisions meeting will be held remotely in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing.  Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting.  However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on Friday 24th April. Requests to speak should be sent to graham.warrington@oxfordshire.gov.uk together with 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 9 am 2 working days before the meeting.

 

Where a meeting is held remotely and the addressee is unable to participate remotely their written submission will be accepted.

 

Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.

 

Decision:

4. Oxford - Hollow Way North – Proposed Controlled Parking Zone

 

Stephen Creed (resident)

County Councillor Liz Brighouse (Churchill & Lye Valley)

 

Statements also received from but not speaking Darrel Ross (Resident) and William Reed (Resident)

 

5. Oxford - Cowley Marsh Area – Proposed Controlled Parking Zone

 

Steve Malton (Resident)

Judith Harley (Elder Stubbs Charity)

 

Statements also received but not speaking from Mohammad Mannan; John Grogan, Nicole Ashman and Luisa Parnell (All Residents, Reliance Way) and County Councillor Jamila Azad (St Clement’s & Cowley Marsh).

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8. Oxford: Various Locations – Proposed Exclusion from Permit Eligibility for Residents Permits

 

Rakesh Joshi (LCP Developments)

 

10. Wallingford: A4130 Wallingford Bypass – Proposed 40 mph Speed restriction and Right Turn Prohibition

 

Giles Cattermole (Wallingford Town Council)

 

11. Wendlebury: A41 – Proposed Extension of 40 mph Speed Limit and 50 mph Speed Limit

 

Tim Hibbert (Wendlebury Parish Council)

County Councillor Ian Corkin (Ploughley)

 

Joint statement also received but not speaking from County Councillors Les Sibley (Bicester west), Michael Waine (Bicester Town) and Lawrie Stratford (Bicester North)

 

4.

Oxford - Hollow Way North - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 1 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 (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 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 CMDE4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved.

 

Noting that there would continue to be monitoring of parking particularly in the Cranmer Road area where there was significant student parking and an opportunity to extend the scheme to evenings. Part of the monitoring would need to gauge impact on limited daytime where there could be more parking evenings and weekends regarding problems of displacement

5.

Oxford - Cowley Marsh Area - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 1 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved but that properties on Cowley Road itself will also be eligible for permits on the same basis as those proposed for those properties on the side roads included in this CPZ

 

Also noting:

 

·      Further discussions with Barracks Lane and Elder Stubbs Charity Allotment Groups regarding arrangements to include the possibility of issuing visitor permits and eligibility of Cowley Road residents.

·      Advice from officers that it was considered that as correct procedures had been used when progressing this scheme that, therefore, a complaint lodged against this scheme should not hold up implementation.

 

 

 

6.

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 (CMDE6).

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

7.

Oxford - Oriel Square and Turl Street - Amended Access Restrictions pdf icon PDF 273 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 (CMDE7).

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Oxford: Various Locations - Proposed Exclusion from Permit Eligibility for Residents Permits pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/016

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

 

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

 

A decision is sought on the proposed exclusion of eligibility for parking permits for residents of 77A-81A London Road Oxford in accordance with a planning condition set by Oxford City Council for the redevelopment of these properties

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed exclusion of eligibility for 77a to 81a London Road Oxford for residents and visitor permits as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

9.

Proposed Waiting Restrictions and Traffic Calming - Bankside, Banbury pdf icon PDF 1016 KB

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.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

10.

Wallingford: A4130 Wallingford Bypass - Proposed 40mph Speed Limit and Right Turn Prohibition pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/036

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

 

Report by Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE10).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposal to introduce a permanent 40mph speed limit on the A4130 Calvin Thomas Way (forming part of the Wallingford bypass) between its roundabout junctions at Slade End and the Hithercroft Road and a prohibition of the right turn to and from the A4130 at the junction of the access to new residential development to the east of the A4130 Calvin Thomas Way. The proposed speed limit and right turn prohibition will replace existing temporary Traffic Regulation Orders giving the same effect as the current proposals. It is however intended – once the development is completed in several years’ time - to remove both proposed restrictions when construction works are complete, though noting that a further consultation will be required ahead of these restrictions being revoked.

 

The proposals have been put forward to accommodate the development of adjacent land and, if approved, would be funded by the developers.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 40mph speed limit and prohibition of right turns as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

Noting that:

·      the scheme would not alter the current situation on the ground and that following completion of the development the speed limits would be removed;

·      it would be ultra vires for the County Council to seek provision of additional slipways onto and off the southbound carriageway of the A4130 as suggested by the Town Council; and

·       that officers from the Roads Agreement Team would discuss with the developers their offer to provide additional signing in Wallingford to dissuade drivers from using alternative routes through the town.

 

11.

Wendlebury: A41 - Proposed Extension of 40mph Speed Limit and 50mph Speed Limit pdf icon PDF 785 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/035

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

 

Report by Interim Director for Community Operations (CMDE11).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to extend the 40mph speed limit on the northbound carriageway of the A41 on the approach to its roundabout junction with Vendee Drive and also to introduce a 50mph speed limit to the south of the extended 40mph put forward following a review of the recent accident history and specifically at the A41 roundabout junction with Vendee Drive, where there has been a significant record of injury accidents involving northbound vehicles on the A41 travelling at excessive speed 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 extension of the 40mph speed limit and introduction of a 50mph speed limit on the A41 as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved

 

Noting:

 

·      that there would be a comprehensive review of this area including the Vendee Drive roundabout to include further developments proposed for that area and that this decision had been a specific response to a number of serious traffic incidents including 3 fatalities to achieve an immediate safety gain;

·      officers to ensure future engagement with local stakeholders regarding the ongoing review.