Agenda and decisions

Venue: Virtual

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

Link: video link to the meeting oxon.cc/CMDE18062020

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

 

Will the Cabinet member consider reviewing with coach operators and the City Council where tourist coaches could be encouraged to drop passengers once such services restart, and specifically away from St Giles with its proximity to a large number of bus stops, perhaps to Speedwell Street with its easy access to Christ Church Meadow and the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford?”

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

 

.       “A joint Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council working group was established in 2019 to look holistically at coach strategy for Oxford. A strand of this work focussing on immediate needs reviewed the coach drop off/pick up in Oxford and the pressures placed on St. Giles. A comprehensive survey of alternative pick up and drop off locations for coaches was completed and in consultation with bus operators it was identified that stop S4 on Speedwell Street could be used as an alternative drop off/pick up location in order to relieve pressure on the St. Giles area. Officers are currently in the final stages investigating the appropriate legal means by which to implement this proposal with the aim to have the work completed in time for late summer should tourist numbers increase later in the season

As part of work to support shops and business to start re-opening, the St. Giles area improvements for cycling and pedestrian facilities may also help encourage coaches away from this area.”

 

          Councillor Howson

 

          “Thank you for the response.  Might it now be possible to open up a dialogue with the City Council to explore the possibility of using the car park in Oxpens if the Speedwell Street change does go ahead for layovers for bus drivers with access through the bus gates if required?”

 

          Cabinet Member for Environment

 

          “That seems an eminently sensible suggestion pending any development of the site and I will take that issue up with the City Council.”

 

 

  Councillor John Sanders

 

“The Government is providing funds for fast tracking safe travel in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.   Will the Cabinet Member please advise to what extent the plans to spend this money have been updated since she published the document  "Tranche 1 Priorities for Inclusion in DFT Submission", and in particular the proposed £50,000 for the introduction of modal filters in residential streets in my division?”

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

 

Oxfordshire has been allocated £597,000 as tranche 1 of the Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund.  Our plans for spending that have been set out in correspondence provided to councillors and also in recent press releases.  Officers continue to work very hard to bring forward those measures within the timescales outlined by Government; work is required to have started within four weeks and have been completed within eight weeks.  Councillors will be kept updated on works that impact on their division, including the measures in Councillor Sanders’ division.  In addition a dedicated webpage has been established which will include regular updates on progress; https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/roads-and-transport/active-travel

 

We are currently awaiting further information regarding tranche  ...  view the full decision text for item 2.

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 12th June. 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 (16th June).

 

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:

5. Oxford Road, Littlemore Proposed Humped Zebra Crossing and Traffic Calming Measures

 

Paul Lodge

City Councillor John Tanner

County Councillor Gill Sanders

 

7. HarpsdenGillotts Lane – Proposed Traffic Calming Measures

 

County Councillor David Bartholomew

 

8. Sydenham – Sydenham Road: Proposed Traffic Calming Chicane

 

Tara Glen

Michael May

County Councillor Jeannette Matelot

4.

Oxford - Lamarsh Road - Proposed Controlled Parking Zone pdf icon PDF 969 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).

 

The report presents responses to a formal consultation on a new CPZ in the Lamarsh Road.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment is RECOMMENDED not to approve  proposals for a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) in Lamarsh Road, with a future  scheme being kept under review  by officers and the local member taking account of local parking pressures and the views of residents.

 

Decision:

Approved

5.

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 (CMDE5).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation 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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved.

 

Although no firm commitment could be given at this stage the Cabinet Member asked that investigations also include consideration for provision of a pedestrian crossing on Littlemore Road.

 

Replacement of solar powered vehicle activated speed signs.

6.

Didcot - A4130 Didcot Northern Perimeter Road - Proposed Toucan Crossing pdf icon PDF 623 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/012

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a toucan crossing on the A4130 at Didcot put forward as a result of the development of adjacent land and funded by the developers of that land.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a toucan crossing (a signalled crossing for pedestrians & pedal cyclists) on the A4130 Northern Perimeter Road at Didcot

 

 

Decision:

Approved.

7.

Harpsden - Gillotts Lane - Proposed Traffic Calming Measures pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/056

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 traffic calming buildout and narrow the width of part of Gillotts Lane, Harpsden put forward in conjunction with Harpsden Parish Council, who have undertaken to part fund the project in conjunction with the County Council’s highway maintenance budget subject to approval being given to proceed with the scheme.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a traffic calming buildout and carriageway narrowing at Gillotts Lane, Harpsden, as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved.

 

Confirmed that passing spaces should be marked as passing spaces only to prevent parked vehicles and officers to decide in conjunction with the local member and parish council how that could be best achieved.

8.

Sydenham - Sydenham Road: Proposed Traffic Calming Chicane pdf icon PDF 615 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/046

Contact: Hugh Potter, Group Manager – Area Operations Hub Tel: 07766 998704/Ralph Green, Officer – Noticing & Scheduling Tel: (01865) 815816

 

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

 

The report presents responses to a statutory consultation to introduce a traffic calming chicane at Sydenham proposed by Sydenham Parish Council, who have undertaken to fund the project subject to approval being given to proceed with the scheme.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of a traffic calming chicane at Sydenham as advertised.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

To approve the design of the scheme in principle while requiring the positioning of the 2 build outs to be moved as far as possible but at least 5 metres from the access to Slade Farm. Officers to meet representatives on site. 

9.

Faringdon: Southampton Street & Berners Way - Proposed Shared Use Footpath/Cycletrack pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/039

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to widen or convert sections of existing footpath at Southampton Street and Berners Way, Faringdon to create shared use footpath/cycle tracks put forward by Faringdon Town Council as part of providing an improved and safer cycle route between the Folly View housing estate including Folly Sports Park & The White Horse Medical Practice and the town centre, including Faringdon Junior School.  Funding for the proposed measures has been provided by Faringdon Town Council using Section 106 monies.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed widening of a footpath at Southampton Street and the proposed conversion of a footpath at Berners Way to provide sections of shared use footpath/cycle track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

10.

Buckland - Carswell Lane: Proposed 20mph and 30mph Speed Limits pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/033

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce a 20mph speed limit and 30mph speed limit on Carswell Lane, Buckland in place of the existing national speed limit requested by St Hugh’s School and, if approved, funded by them.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 20mph and 30mph speed limits as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved.