Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford South Area Committee
Thursday, 29th June, 2017 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 3 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Chair for the Municipal Year 20XX/20XX.

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Wainwright be appointed Chair of the Bradford South Area Committee for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year.

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Deputy Chair for the Municipal Year 20XX/20XX.

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor T Hussain be appointed Deputy Chair of the Bradford South Area Committee for the 2017/2018 Municipal Year.

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor

 

3.

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. 

 

4.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2017 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2017 be signed as a correct record.

 

 

 

5.

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. 

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

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

 

6.

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 27 June 2017

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

7.

GREEN LANE, WYKE - OBJECTION TO TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER pdf icon PDF 582 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “A”) which sets out an objection received to a recently advertised Traffic Regulation Order for proposed No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on Green Lane, Wyke.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)          That the objection be overruled and the order be sealed and implemented as advertised

(2)          That the objector be informed accordingly.

Overview and Scrutiny Area: Environment and Waste Management

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “A”) which set out an objection received to a recently advertised Traffic Regulation Order for proposed No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on Green Lane, Wyke.

 

The Principal Engineer explained that the TRO was associated with a new housing development and would consist of double yellow lines and no waiting at any time restrictions.  The restrictions would apply to the site frontage.

He added that 10 property owners had been consulted, which had resulted in the receipt of one objection on the grounds that the proposals would inhibit parking, however officers felt that there was ample parking in the area.

Resolved -

(1)          That the objection be overruled and the order be sealed and implemented as advertised

(2)          That the objector be informed accordingly.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Waste Management

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

8.

DEVOLVED BUDGET - SAFER ROADS SCHEMES pdf icon PDF 591 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “B”) which seeks approval for a programme of Safer Roads Schemes for Bradford South for the 2017/18 financial year.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Bradford South Area Committee approves a programme         of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2017/18 listed in Appendix 1 to Document “B”.

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Committee approves the proposed         programme of Traffic Management schemes for 2017/18 listed in    Appendices 2 and 3 to Document “B”.

(3)       That any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures linked       to the processing of traffic calming measures or pedestrian           crossing facilities which are necessary to implement the chosen   schemes be approved for processing and advertising subject to           the scheme details being agreed with the local Ward Members.

(4)       That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation     Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this         Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being   no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and             implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be      implemented as advertised.

(5)       That the list of outstanding requests for measures (set out in      Appendix 4 to Document “B”) be reviewed in conjunction with   respective ward members.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Waste Management

 

(Andrew Smith - 01274 434674)

Minutes:

 

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “B”) which sought approval for a programme of Safer Roads Schemes for Bradford South for the 2017/18 financial year.

 

The Principal Engineer stated that the total budget for the district was £678k, which was split between the 5 constituencies based on population, resulting in Bradford South receiving £131,648, of which £92,154 was for Casualty Reduction Schemes and £39,495 for other community priority schemes.

 

The proposed schemes for the Bradford South area were set out in Appendix 1, 2 and 3 of the report.

 

In response to a question regarding how the list was prioritised, the Principal, Engineer explained that the priority list was not exhaustive and the aim was to try and pick out the worst accident clusters and identify schemes where something tangible could be achieved, however cost was a factor.

 

In relation to a question why a scheme relating to Bartle Lane was not included in the list, the Principal Engineer explained that this scheme would be competed as part of a planning condition.

 

In relation to the outstanding list of requests, the Principal Engineer explained that this list would be reviewed shortly on a ward by ward basis in consultation with Ward Councillors.

 

In response to a question regarding Bartle Lane / Hollingbrook Lane, the Principal Engineer stated that some signage had been provided for the bend; given the narrowness of the road, the only way to facilitate a mini roundabout would be to widen the road and this was not currently feasible.

 

Resolved -

(1)       That the programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2017/18          listed in Appendix 1 to Document “B” be approved.

(2)       That the proposed programme of Traffic Management schemes            for 2017/18 listed in Appendices 2 and 3 to Document “B” be       approved.

(3)       That any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures linked       to the processing of traffic calming measures or pedestrian           crossing facilities which are necessary to implement the chosen   schemes be approved for processing and advertising subject to           the scheme details being agreed with the local Ward Members.

(4)       That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation     Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this         Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being   no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and             implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be      implemented as advertised.

(5)       That the list of outstanding requests for measures set out in       Appendix 4 to Document “B” be reviewed in conjunction with            respective ward members.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Waste Management

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

9.

ANNUAL UPDATE ON ROAD SAFETY IN BRADFORD SOUTH pdf icon PDF 904 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “C”) which seeks to update members on current casualty levels and trends in Bradford South and on the Road Safety education, training and publicity initiatives aimed at reducing these casualties.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Bradford South Area Committee notes the information in         respect of casualty trends and Road Safety activities in Bradford           South. 

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Committee continues to support the       evidence based approach to determine Road Safety priorities.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Area: Environment and Waste Management

(Sue Snoddy - 01274 437409)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “C”) which sought to update members on current casualty levels and trends in Bradford South and on the Road Safety education, training and publicity initiatives aimed at reducing these casualties.

 

The Road Safety Team Leader explained that the report contained last years full data and although there had been an overall decrease in casualties in the district, there had been an incidental increase in casualties in the South area, however this had now plateaued.   The exemplary work being done in schools was alluded to and mention was made of the inclusion of Bikeability Cycling training being incorporated into the Road Safety Team.

 

During the discussion Members welcomed and commended the work of the Road Safety Team in their respective wards, particularly in relation to rail safety and the work done in collaboration with Network Rail in the Wyke area.

 

Members also drew attention to the work done in schools and the impact this had had in reducing casualty figures, and in relation to a question regarding extending this work to cover youth groups, the Road Safety Team Leader welcomed any suggestions of specific targeted work.

 

The Area Coordinator added that youth workers, Wardens and PCSO’s could be utilised in undertaking additional collaborative work in the area of road safety and it was therefore:

 

Resolved -

(1)       That the information in respect of casualty trends and Road       Safety activities in Bradford South be noted. 

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Committee continues to support the       evidence based approach to determine Road Safety priorities.

(3)       That officers in the Road Safety Team be commended for the hard       work done in reducing casualties, and that they engage with the       Neighbourhoods Team and other partners with a view to        undertaking additional collaborative work.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Environment and Waste Management

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place