Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford East Area Committee
Thursday, 18th October, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden 

Items
No. Item

21.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

22.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Tracey Sugden – 01274 434287)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2018 be signed as a correct record.

 

23.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Tracey Sugden  - 01274 434287)

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

24.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

To hear questions from electors within the District on any matter this is the responsibility of the Committee. 

 

Questions must be received in writing by the City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY, by mid-day on Tuesday 16 October 2018.

 

(Fatima Butt/Tracey Sugden – 01274 432227/434287)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

25.

SPRING MILL STREET, LITTLE HORTON, BRADFORD - OBJECTIONS RECEIVED TO A PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Document “M” considers objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on Spring Mill Street, Little Horton, Bradford.

 

The report outlines both the objections received and the officer comments in respect of them.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)  That the objections be overruled and the proposed No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on Spring Mill Street be implemented as advertised.

 

(2)  That officers make arrangements for the developer to liaise with local business representatives to explore options for the provision of additional off-street parking spaces.

 

(3)  That the objectors be informed accordingly.   

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

Minutes:

Document “M” considered objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order for No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on Spring Mill Street, Little Horton, Bradford. The restrictions had been proposed due to the construction of a bus depot with associated access .

 

The report outlined both the objections received and the officer comments in respect of them and the Principal Engineer, Traffic and Road Safety attended the meeting to explain the issues involved. He reminded members of the history to the matter and that it had previously been deferred for discussions with the developer of the proposed new bus depot. The developer had indicated that access was required to remain in the planned location but that it could be possible to provide additional parking within the curtilage of the new business. The Principal Engineer noted that a number of objectors were in attendance at the meeting and, after positive informal discussions with them prior to the commencement of the meeting, he proposed undertaking further discussions with the developer before bringing a report back to the Area Committee.

 

Members discussed the matter, concurring that this locality was very difficult for parking and that local businesses could be adversely affected if the situation was not resolved. They supported the Principal Engineer’s suggestion that further discussions take place before any decision was made. They also considered that a wider review in respect of parking provision in the area generally was necessary as local traffic included a range of vehicle type which exacerbated issues of access and parking.

 

A number of objectors attended the meeting and agreed with the proposal for further discussions, concurring with members’ views of the problems in the area.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Strategic Director, Place facilitate discussions with the developer to liaise with local businesses with a view to agreeing additional parking provision.

 

(2)  That a review of the wider area be undertaken to consider options for possible parking provision improvements and, that a report to update Members on this and give consideration to the outstanding objections be presented to a future meeting of the Area Committee.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

26.

CITY CONNECT CYCLE ROUTE, BRADFORD - TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER REVIEW pdf icon PDF 3 MB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “K”) which seeks approval to advertise a Traffic Regulation Order to make minor amendments to parking restrictions at various sites following the implementation of the City Connect Cycle Route.

 

The report also considers a consultation exercise on the permit parking introduced in the Gain Lane area in association with the City Connect Cycle Route.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)  That the Traffic Regulation Orders for the locations detailed in paragraph 2.1 of Document “K” and shown on the drawings attached as Appendices 1 to 8 be approved for advertising.

 

(2)  That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Order be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Order be sealed and implemented as advertised.

 

(3)  That no action be taken on the requests to remove permit parking on any of the streets in the Gain Lane area.

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented a report (Document “K”) which sought approval to advertise a Traffic Regulation Order to make minor amendments to parking restrictions at various sites following the implementation of the City Connect Cycle Route.

 

The report also advised on the outcome of a consultation exercise on permit parking introduced in the Gain Lane area in association with the City Connect Cycle Route, which had shown that, from the responses received, the majority of respondents were in favour of retaining permit parking.

 

Members went through the report in some detail and questioned specific proposals, including:-

·         Who would use the proposed permit holders only parking in the laybys on Dick Lane?

·         Whether the revocation of double yellow lines on Gain Lane and their replacement with single yellow lines meant that overnight parking would be possible?

·         Would the retail premises on Gain Lane lose its access to the car park?

·         Was there a possibility that accommodation could be made within the scheme proposed for Dick Lane for school drop off and pick times? Members considered that this would alleviate short term parking difficulties in the area because of the proximity of the school.

·         What was the purpose of retaining residents only parking at the end of Woodhall Road?

·         Was it permissible to put waiting restrictions on unadopted roads?

·         What was the reason for the proposed removal of waiting restrictions on Barkerend Road?

 

In response, the Principal Engineer, Traffic and Road Safety advised that:-

·         The residents living nearest the laybys on Dick Lane presently parked there and would be able to continue to do so.

·         Changing from double to single yellow lines meant that overnight parking would be possible.

·         Restrictions on Gain Lane near the retail premises would be split between the highway and the premises’ frontage. All premises which would be directly affected would be consulted.

·         A limited waiting period for non-permit holders could be included in the scheme proposed for Dick Lane to accommodate school drop off and pick up times.

·         The residents only parking on Woodhall Road was proposed for retention as a result of the consultation exercise and would mean that only local residents could park there.

·         It was permissible to put restrictions on unadopted roads providing they were highways.

·         The proposal to remove restrictions on Barkerend Road was at the request of local residents and businesses. 

 

The Principal Engineer, Traffic and Road Safety advised members that the Traffic Regulation Order would go out to advertisement before the end of the year and works would begin in 2019.

 Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Traffic Regulation Orders for the locations detailed in paragraph 2.1 of Document “K” and shown on the drawings attached as Appendices 1 to 8 be approved for advertising, subject to the inclusion of a period of limited waiting time in the Dick Lane area.

 

(2)  That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Order be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

75 LONSDALE STREET, BRADFORD - REQUEST FOR A DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PLACE pdf icon PDF 579 KB

The Area Committee is asked to consider Document “L” which outlines an application for a Disabled Persons Parking Place where the application has received an objection.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)  That the Area Committee determines whether or not to allow the installation of a Disabled Persons Parking Place at 75 Lonsdale Street.

 

(2)That the applicant and objector be informed accordingly.

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

Minutes:

The Area Committee was asked to consider Document “L” which outlined an application for a Disabled Persons Parking Place where the application had received an objection.

 

Members ascertained that the applicant concerned met all the qualifying criteria for a Disabled Persons Parking Place and that the objection received had been on the basis of not wanting parking outside the objector’s home before coming to a conclusion.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the installation of a Disabled Persons Parking Place at 75 Lonsdale Street be approved.

 

(2)That the applicant and objector be informed accordingly.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee Committee)

 

 

28.

LOCAL HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE - DEVOLUTION UPDATE AND FUNCTION OVERVIEW pdf icon PDF 392 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will present a report (Document “N”) which details how the service currently manages the Local Highway Maintenance (LHM) function and allocates resources.

 

It also updates the Committee with regard to current operations being undertaken on the network and the indicative costs of works undertaken in the current financial year.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Bradford East Area Committee notes the current operational methods adopted for Local Highway Maintenance.

 

That the Bradford East Area Committee notes the indicative costs to date for the current financial year.

 

That the Bradford East Area Committee approves the list of current and proposed cat3/4 works as shown in appendices 5 and 6 to Document “N”.  

 

(Andrew Whelan – 01274 434409)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented a report (Document “N”) which detailed how the service currently managed the Local Highway Maintenance (LHM) function and allocated resources.

 

The Principal Engineer, Highways Maintenance updated the Committee with regard to current operations being undertaken on the network and the indicative costs of works undertaken in the current financial year. He advised that, although the budget was presently slightly overspent, the necessary reduction of category 3 works and the result of winter weather should mean that costs would return to the expected level.

 

In response to questions from members in respect of backlog and the deterioration of highways while they were on the waiting list, he advised that category1/2 schemes were now up to date after a very difficult period following on from the prolonged winter weather earlier in the year. Those jobs were now usually dealt with within seven days. He also advised that, if category 3/4 work spent sufficient time on a waiting list, it was quite likely that they would eventually become category1/2 work as the condition of the surface involved deteriorated.

 

He updated members about the additional monies that had been provided by the Department for Transport specifically to deal with potholes which had ben put to use since the beginning of the year.    

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the current operational methods adopted for Local Highway Maintenance be noted.

 

(2)  That the indicative costs to date for the current financial year be noted.

 

(3)  That the list of current and proposed category 3/4 works as shown in appendices 5 and 6 to Document “N” be approved. 

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)