Agenda

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

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

This Cabinet Member for Environment Delegated Decisions meeting will be held virtually 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 23 April 2021. Requests to speak should be sent to graham.warrington@oxfordshire.gov.uk. We ask for a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails then your views can still be considered. That statement can either be submitted with your request but should in any event be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting – Tuesday 27 April 2021).

 

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

 

Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.

 

4.

Oxford: Jericho and Walton Manor Area Pilot Scheme and Walton Street Experimental Prohibition of Motor Vehicles pdf icon PDF 430 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/019

Contact: Robert Freshwater Mobile: 07775007926/Naomi Barnes, Project Manager Tel: 07824 528681

 

Report by Assistant Director Growth & Place (CMDE4).

 

In November 2019, the Cabinet Member for Environment approved implementation of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to restrict motor vehicle access on Walton Street at its junction with Worcester Street.  The 18-month period for this trial concludes on 17 May 2021. 

 

Prior to that date, a decision is required on whether to make the trial measure permanent or whether it should be removed.  Following formal consultation on the trial measures between November 2019 and May 2020, the Cabinet Member decided to continue the experimental order at a Cabinet Members Decisions meeting in August 2020 pending consultation and progress on a local traffic neighbourhood scheme.  Following receipt of Department for Transport (DfT) Active Travel funding in late 2020, an area pilot scheme for the Jericho and Walton Manor area, aimed at promoting active travel for the area, was consulted on between 5 March 2021 and 19 March 2021.  The area pilot was proposed as an alternative to the current ETRO arrangements. This report details the outcomes of the area pilot scheme consultation.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to:

 

a)        Terminate the current Experimental Traffic Regulation Order on Walton Street, to not make the trial scheme permanent and remove all traffic management measures associated with the trial.

 

b)        Not proceed with the Jericho and Walton Manor area pilot scheme consulted on by the county council, in recognition of local opinion provided during the consultation phase.

 

c)        Note the wide range of important issues raised by those opposing, supporting, and neutral about the Jericho and Walton Manor area pilot scheme proposals.

 

 

Additional documents:

5.

Henley - A4155 Marlow Road - Proposed Puffin Crossing pdf icon PDF 551 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/010

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Lee Turner, Principal Officer – Traffic Schemes Tel: 07917 072678

 

Report by Corporate Director for Environment & Place (CMDE5).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposed zebra crossing on the A4155 Marlow Road, Henley to address concerns raised over the safety of pedestrians crossing Marlow Road near Swiss Farm.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the provision of a puffin crossing at A4155 Marlow Road, Henley, as advertised.

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Henley - Gravel Hill - Proposed Zebra Crossing pdf icon PDF 369 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/011

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Lee Turner, Principal Officer – Traffic Schemes Tel: 07917 072678

 

Report by Corporate Director for Environment & Place (CMDE6).

 

The report presents responses received to a statutory consultation on a proposed zebra crossing on Gravel Hill, Henley to address concerns raised over the safety of pedestrians crossing Gravel Hill near its junctions with Hop Gardens and Paradise Road.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the provision of a zebra crossing at Gravel Hill.

 

 

 

7.

Witney and Eynsham - Proposed Bus Stop Build Outs pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2021/026

Contact: Tim Shickle, Group Manager – Traffic & Road Safety Tel: 07920 591545 / Geoff Barrell, Senior Infrastructure Planner Tel: 07392 318869

 

Report by Corporate Director for Environment and Place (CMDE7).

 

Formal consultation objections were received following proposed bus stop build outs in Witney and Eynsham as reported to the Cabinet Member for Environment Delegated Decisions meeting on 17 December 2020. The proposals responded to passenger access concerns and operator needs to improve journey time reliability and help meet the Equality Act (2010) strictures. A decision was deferred to enable further consultations with local County Councillors, parish/town Councils and bus operators. The report covers those discussions.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment is RECOMMENDED to approve the two amended smaller permanent bus stop build outs in Witney and a year trial for the amended bus stop build out in Eynsham.