Agenda and decisions

Venue: Virtual

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

Link: video link to meeting

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 Howson

 

What steps are being taken to remediate the scouring on the surface and sides of the bridleway across the railway to Port Meadow at Aristotle Lane? Allotment holders and users of the Meadow are complaining of the deterioration of the sides and surface of the path on the approaches to the bridge.  (John has supplied a photograph to help illustrate the issue raised which is annexed to this paper).

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

We will arrange for an inspection to be carried out. If the scouring on the surface is much worse than it was 2 years ago then we should be able to ask Network Rail to re-surface. If they refuse then we could possibly use the outstanding Security Deposit to get the work done

 

The gabions will need re-filling with more appropriate material (or better still – replacing altogether) and although they are not adopted by OCC, the current state is obviously detrimental to the PROW surface. Hence we will insist on NR addressing that issue as well. This was raised with them at the final inspection because the gabions clearly were not a correct specification but they preferred to wait and see if things deteriorated and it wasn’t directly part of the highway works.  This will be kept under review by officers.

 

Councillor John Howson

Will the Cabinet Member review the breakdown in arrangements to curb traffic using St Bernard’s Road and urgently put into place the measures agreed to help reduce traffic flows in both St Bernard’s road and Leckford Road? (John has supplied a photograph to help illustrate the issue raised which is annexed to this paper)

 

Cabinet Member for Environment

I am aware officers reviewed the signage last week which highlighted that the signage at the junction of St Bernard’s Road and Walton Street is in a state of disrepair at the present time.  If this hasn’t already been rectified, it will be imminently.

 

Work is currently underway in on Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes in Oxford, including the Walton Manor area.  As I agreed when recently considering the continuation of experimental order, the current Walton Street restrictions will remain in place until the Low Traffic Neighbourhood work has concluded.

 

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 11th September. 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 (15th September).

 

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:

Petition

 

Presented by Andrew Prosser regarding safe cycle routes in North Witney. Received.

 

Public Address

 

4.      Oxford: Cowley Marsh and Hollow Way North – Proposed Amendments to CPZ

 

Georgina Gibbs

Nicholas Fell

 

5.      Oxford – Westgate Bus Link (Castle Street, Norfolk Street and Speedwell Street (West) – Access for Taxis and Private Hire Vehicle

 

          Sajad Khan (Colta)

 

11.    North Hinksey: North Hinksey Lane and Lime Road – Proposed Waiting Restrictions

 

          Councillor Judy Roberts

 

4.

Oxford: Cowley Marsh and Hollow Way North - Proposed Amendments to CPZs pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/109

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

 

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

 

Following approval by the Cabinet Member for Environment on 30 April 2020 of new CPZs in the Cowley Marsh and Hollow Way North areas of Oxford, this report presents responses to a formal consultation on amendments as approved in principle at the above meeting following representations by the local member and other groups.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposals as advertised for amendments to the above Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) in  the Cowley Marsh  and Hollow Way North Area, but with regard to the proposals for Cricket Road and Bhandari Close to authorise officers to review and agree those proposals in consultation with the local member taking account of the consultation responses as detailed in paragraphs 10-12 of the report CMDE4 and, if required, a further report be submitted to the Cabinet Member for Environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

5.

Oxford - Westgate Bus Link (Castle Street, Norfolk Street and Speedwell Street (West)) - Access for Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles pdf icon PDF 548 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/058

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

 

Report by Director for Comm unity Operations (Interim) (CMDE5).

 

Following a consultation in May 2018, the Cabinet Member for Environment at her decisions meeting in July 2018 approved an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) allowing taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs) to use the Westgate bus link in Oxford city centre (between Old Greyfriars Street and Paradise Street) during the day as a through route only i.e. no passengers to be picked up or dropped off.  The timing for taxi and PHV use of the bus link was subsequently set at 7am to 7pm.  The experiment started on 1 May 2019 and under the terms of the ETRO will end on 31 October this year.  As with any ETRO, the first six months of the experiment served as the formal consultation period to help inform a decision about whether to make the arrangements permanent. Comments were received during that period and monitoring also took place then and afterwards.

 

The conclusion has been drawn that the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) that started on 1 May 2019 allowing the use of the Westgate bus link in Oxford by taxis and PHVs has shown that there have been no significant issues that should prevent these arrangements from being made permanent and the report before the Cabinet Member at this meeting details the responses received to the formal consultation during the first six months of the ETRO and addresses the content of the objections and concerns received.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to make permanent the use of the Westgate bus link in Oxford city centre by taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

6.

Bloxham - Proposed Extension of 30mph Speed limit at A361 Banbury Road and Bloxham Grove Road pdf icon PDF 612 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/032

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 extend the village 30mph speed limit on the A361 Banbury Road and Bloxham Grove Road at Bloxham put forward in connection with the approved development of a new school accessed from Bloxham Grove Road.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the 30mph speed limits on the A361 Banbury Road and Bloxham Grove Road as advertised.

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

7.

Banbury - A361 Bloxham Road South of Banbury - Proposed Extension of 30mph Speed Limit and Prohibition of Motor Vehicles on Length Road Superseded by Revised Road Layout pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/069

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 extend the 30mph speed limit on the A361 Bloxham Road (in place of the existing 40mph speed limit) and introduce a prohibition of motor vehicles restriction on part of the length of the Bloxham Road which is being superseded by a revised layout as part of the construction of a new roundabout as part of approved residential development and funded by that development.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed extension of the 30mph speed limit on the A361 Bloxham Road and the introduction of a prohibition of motor vehicles restriction on part of the length of the Bloxham Road superseded by a revised road layout as advertised.

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Upper Heyford - Camp Road: Proposed Zebra Crossing pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/111

Contact: Hugh Potter, Group Manager – 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 a zebra crossing on Camp Road, Upper Heyford proposed because of development of land adjacent to Camp Road at Upper Heyford for residential purposes and funded by that development.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed introduction of the zebra crossing on Camp Road Upper Heyford as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

9.

Chesterton - Alchester Road and Orchard Rise - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/087

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 introduce waiting restrictions on Alchester Road and Orchard Rise at Chesterton to reduce the risk of obstructive parking as a result of the expansion of Chesterton Primary School and following discussions with representatives of Chesterton Parish Council. Oxfordshire County Council would fund the scheme as part of the expansion of Chesterton Primary School.  However, in view of the high level of objection and concern received to this proposal it’s considered that there should be further discussions with Chesterton Parish Council and the local member to identify if a less extensive scheme focussing on the immediate vicinity of the school on both Alchester Road and Orchard Rise would be more acceptable.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to defer implementation of proposed waiting restrictions to allow further discussions with Chesterton Parish Council and the local member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

10.

Cropredy - Proposed Extension of 30mph Speed Limit at Claydon Road and Williamscot Road pdf icon PDF 910 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/071

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 extend the village 30mph speed limit on the Claydon Road and Williamscot Road at Cropredy following a request by Cropredy Parish Council and, if approved, funded by them.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed extension of the 30mph speed limit on the Claydon Road and Williamscot Road as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

11.

North Hinksey: North Hinksey Lane and Lime Road - Proposed Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/133

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to introduce additional waiting restrictions at North Hinksey Lane and Lime Road, North Hinksey put forward as a result of concerns raised by the local member over the safety and movement of traffic in the area and, if approved, funded from her Councillor Priority Fund.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve proposed no waiting at any time restrictions on North Hinksey Lane and Lime Road, North Hinksey as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved

 

Officer asked to liaise with the local member if any changes were necessary in order to protect the integrity of individual residential driveways.

 

 

12.

Witney - A415 Ducklington Lane & New Close Lane: Proposed Extension of 30mph Speed Limit and Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/112

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

 

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

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation to extend the 30mph speed limit on the A415 Ducklington Lane to include the A415 Ducklington roundabout and introduce no waiting at any time restriction on both sides of New Close Lane put forward to mitigate safety issues in conjunction with the development of a new retail store accessed from New Close Lane and funded as part of that development.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the proposed extension of the 30mph speed limit on A415 Ducklington Lane to include the A415/A415 Ducklington roundabout and waiting restrictions on both sides of New Close Lane as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Approved