Agenda, decisions and minutes

Bradford South Area Committee
Thursday, 27th June, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - 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.

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Alan Wainwright be appointed Chair of the Bradford South Area Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.


ACTION:       City Solicitor                                   
(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Alan Wainwright be appointed Chair of the Bradford South Area Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.


ACTION:       City Solicitor                                   

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

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

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Tariq Hussain be appointed Deputy Chair of the Bradford South Area Committee for the 2019/2020 Municipal Year.


ACTION:       City Solicitor                                   
(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Tariq Hussain be appointed Deputy Chair of the Bradford South Area Committee for the 2019/2020 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 28 March 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 434579)

Minutes:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2019 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 25 June 2019.

 

(Yusuf Patel - 01274 434579)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

7.

SERGEANT PETER ANTHONY RAYNER pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Assistant Director Transportation Design and Planning will submit a report (Document “E”) which sets out a proposal to name a new street on the new development in the grounds of 1 Abb Scott Lane Bradford after “Sergeant Peter Anthony Rayner”.

 

Recommended –

 

To approve the proposed street name “Skippys Close” on the new development in the grounds of 1 Abb Scott Lane Bradford.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

 

Adrian Walker

Phone: (01274) 431237

(Adrian Walker - 01274 431237)

 

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the proposed street name “Skippys Close”on the new development in the grounds of 1 Abb Scott Lane Bradford be approved.

 

ACTION:       Assistant Director Transportation Design and Planning   

 

(Adrian Walker - 01274 431237)

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Transportation Design and Planning submitted a report (Document “E”) which set out a proposal to name a new street on a new development in the grounds of 1 Abb Scott Lane Bradford after “Sergeant Peter Anthony Rayner”.

 

The widow of Sergeant Rayner was present at the meeting and she stated that it was an honour and a privilege that a street was to be named in the memory of Sergeant Rayner and that his colleagues would also welcome the sentiment.  She added that he was well respected within the army and someone many of the young soldiers looked up to, and that the street name would be a fitting tribute.

 

A letter of support from Councillor David Green was circulated as he had been approached by Mrs Rayner some years ago, asking if the Council could recognise his service and sacrifice through the naming of a street in his name.

 

Members welcomed the proposal and thanked Mrs Rayner for attending the meeting and it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

That the proposed street name “Skippys Close”on the new development in the grounds of 1 Abb Scott Lane Bradford be approved.

 

ACTION:       Assistant Director Transportation Design and Planning   

 

 

8.

SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET - BRADFORD SOUTH pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “A”) which seeks approval for a programme of Safer Roads schemes in the Bradford South constituency for 2019/20.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Bradford South Area Committee approves a programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2019/20 listed in Appendix 1 to Document “A”.

 

(2)       That the Bradford South Area Committee approves the proposed programme of Traffic Management measures for 2019/20 listed in Appendices 2 and 3 to Document “A”.

 

(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 previously approved Safer Roads programme scheme for a HGV ban on Spencer Road be abandoned.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

 

(Andrew Smith - 01274 434674)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2019/20          listed in Appendix 1 to Document “A” be approved.

 

(2)       That the proposed programme of Traffic Management measures for 2019/20 listed in Appendices 2 and 3 be approved subject to the addition of Cross Lane to the priority list in Appendix 3A to Document “A”.

 

(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 previously approved Safer Roads programme scheme for a HGV ban on Spencer Road be abandoned.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place          (Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “A”) which sought approval for a programme of Safer Roads schemes in the Bradford South constituency for 2019/20.  The Principal Engineer stated that an additional TRO scheme relating to Cross Lane should be added to the list of requests received for minor TRO’s set out in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

During the discussion Members made the following comments, suggestions in relation to the Safer Roads budget:

 

That the proposed Hollingwood Lane traffic calming scheme is on the reserve list however there was concern specifically about the junction with Hollybank Road and Holly Park Drive.  In response the Principal Engineer stressed that this junction was also on the waiting list but  in order to facilitate this scheme, there was a need to acquire land and therefore the expected cost of the scheme would be significant.

 

A Member stated that a number of concerns had been raised regards the volume of traffic using Meadway, particularly in relation to HGVs and speeding vehicles, however no scheme was being proposed for Meadway. In response the Principal Engineer explained that the larger share of the Safer Roads budget had to be used on those roads where casualty reduction was a priority and where collisions had occurred, and given few had been recorded for Meadway in comparison to a number of other sites, no scheme was being proposed at the current time, however a signage improvement re HGVs was being proposed, following a petition on the matter was considered by the Area Committee earlier in the year.

 

A Member stated that the scheme pertaining to Beacon Road/Enfield Road, Wibsey was partly situated in the Great Horton ward.

 

In relation to Smith Road, Great Horton, previously there had been low volumes of traffic and average speeds recorded, however the road now served a school entrance for Southmere Primary and warranted further assessment.  In response the Principal Engineer stated that it could placed on a list to undertake a speed survey.

 

In relation to Crown Street, Wyke, officers should look at the street again, as there had been a number of calls from residents regarding refuse collection vehicles being unable to access Crown Street due to parked vehicles.

 

That in relation to Netherlands Avenue lower section, this should referenced as being in Wyke Ward.

 

That the scheme pertaining to Common Road/Huddersfield Road should be reprioritised as there had recently been two injuries reported as well as a number of near misses.

 

 

 

 

 

That the proposals relating to Wyke Lane should also be revisited urgently.

 

That in relation to Dean Beck Avenue, proposals for a 20mph zone should be looked at in conjunction with a planning application for houses in the area, as there was the potential for a developer contribution to facilitate the scheme.

 

It was agreed that Members comments and suggestions be noted.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2019/20          listed in Appendix 1 to Document “A” be approved.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

ALBERT ROAD, QUEENSBURY - REQUEST FOR A DISABLED PERSONS PARKING PLACE pdf icon PDF 656 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “B”) which sets out an application for a Disabled Persons Parking Place where the application has received an objection.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Bradford South Area Committee determines whether to           promote the provision of a Disabled Persons Parking Place on         Thornton Road, Queensbury (as detailed in Appendix A to     Document “B”) or abandon the proposal.

 

(3)       That the applicant be informed accordingly.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

 

(Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the provision of a Disabled Persons Parking Place on         Thornton Road (as detailed on the location plan attached as            Appendix A to Document “B”) be promoted, with any residual         objections being reported back to a future meeting of the             Bradford South Area Committee.

 

(2)       That the applicant be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place          (Andrew Smith – 01274 434674)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director Place submitted a report (Document “B”) which set out an application for a Disabled Persons Parking Place where the application has received an objection.

 

The Principal Engineer explained that a number of options had been looked at in relation to the proposal to provide a disabled persons parking place, however no suitable site immediately outside the applicant’s house had been identified and it was proposed that one be provided on Thornton Road.  It was stressed that this matter had been considered by the Area Committee at a previous meeting with a view to exploring a suitable location hence the report today.  Any objections that were forthcoming following advertisement would be reported back to this Committee for further consideration.

 

A Ward Member and Member of the Area Committee stated that he had discussed the issue with his fellow ward colleague and they felt that the suggested location would be the most suitable, and one which the disabled person could also easily access given the flat terrain.

 

Members were in agreement that the proposed recommendation offered the best solution and it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the provision of a Disabled Persons Parking Place on         Thornton Road (as detailed on the location plan attached as            Appendix A to Document “B”) be promoted, with any residual         objections being reported back to a future meeting of the             Bradford South Area Committee.

 

(2)       That the applicant be informed accordingly.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place         

10.

UPDATE ON BRADFORD'S OPPORTUNITY AREA DELIVERY ACROSS BRADFORD SOUTH pdf icon PDF 97 KB

In January 2018, the Secretary of State for Education published our delivery plan for the Bradford Opportunity Area. The plan was developed by our local partnership board. The board brings together local education providers, voluntary sector education and community organisations, employers, Department for Education (DfE) and Bradford Council. The board is led by our independent chair, Anne-Marie Canning MBE, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success at Kings College, London.

 

Our delivery plan set out four priorities, backed by over £11m of DfE funding.  This funding is being used to deliver a range of activity across the district.

 

The Strategic Director Children’s Services will submit a report (Document “D”) which focuses on the activity being delivered in wards across Bradford South.

 

Recommended –

 

It is recommended that the programme progress be noted for information and to suggest how better join up can be achieved between other policy areas (e.g education, health, economy and place) to ensure improving social mobility is a shared responsibility.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

(Kathryn Loftus - 01274 434590)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contribution from the Department for Education be        welcomed, and that the contribution of the young people involved     in the Bradford Opportunity Area initiatives be commended.

 

(2)       That a progress report be presented to this Committee In due    course with a view to including details on the how schools have    spent their allocations and the outcomes achieved.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

 

(Kathryn Loftus – 01274 434590)

Minutes:

In January 2018, the Secretary of State for Education published a delivery plan for the Bradford Opportunity Area. The plan was developed by the local partnership board. The board brought together local education providers, voluntary sector education and community organisations, employers, Department for Education (DfE) and Bradford Council. The board is led by an independent chair, Anne-Marie Canning MBE, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success at Kings College, London.

 

The delivery plan set out four priorities, backed by over £11m of DfE funding.  This funding is being used to deliver a range of activity across the district.

 

The Strategic Director Children’s Services submitted a report (Document “D”) which focused on the activity being delivered in wards across Bradford South.

 

A representative from the Department of Education was present at the meeting to give an overview of the spend and activities to date and respond to Members questions.

 

A number of young people who had been instrumental in delivering some of the projects were present at the meeting to give an insight to how the projects had been delivered in schools, the visits/inspections made and how enriching the whole experience had been.  In terms of the inspection visits to schools, an hour was allocated for the inspection and the young person would take notes and do a report on the inspection, and the young person would also gain an accreditation for the work done.

 

Members thanked the young people for attending the meeting and giving an insight into their experiences.

 

In terms of the reception the young people had received from the school visits, it was pointed out that engagement work with some of the secondary schools had not been as effective as that with the primary schools, whom had been more responsive to the visits.

 

In terms of the evaluation work, Members were keen to receive a progress report which included details on how schools had spent their allocation and the outcomes achieved and it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contribution from the Department for Education be        welcomed, and that the contribution of the young people involved     in the Bradford Opportunity Area initiatives be commended.

 

(2)       That a progress report be presented to this Committee In due    course with a view to including details on the how schools have    spent their allocations and the outcomes achieved.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

11.

ANNUAL UPDATE ON ROAD SAFETY IN THE BRADFORD DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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

 

Recommended –

 

That the Bradford South Area Committee continues to support an evidence based approach to determining Road Safety priorities.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

 

(Sue Snoddy - 01274 437409)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Bradford South Area Committee continues to support an        evidence based approach to determining Road Safety priorities.

 

(2)       That Members comments be taken on board in relation to road safety priorities in their respective wards.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place                      (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 the Bradford District and on the Road Safety education, training and publicity initiatives aimed at reducing these casualties.

 

The Road Safety Team Leader as well as setting out the initiatives around road safety and the levels of school participation, stated that casualty levels were continuing on a downward trajectory

 

During the discussion a Member stated that particular work should be done in conjunction with Low Moor CE, in particular as the access road into the school was quite narrow.

 

A Member suggested that targeting 15-16 year olds around the dangers of speeding should be seen as a priority, as this cohort would be undertaking driving lessons in the not so distance future. In response it was explained that the resources of the team were particularly limited, however some work with sixth formers was envisaged via the Police.

 

A Member stated that in approaching schools, it might be an idea to liaise with the Chair of Governors and thereby establish community links, which in turn would yield better results in terms of school engagement.

 

A number of Members raised the issue of parking outside of schools and the wearing of seat belts.  To this end it was mentioned that PCSOs could be a useful resource to tap into in tackling some of these issues.

 

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Bradford South Area Committee continues to support an        evidence based approach to determining Road Safety priorities.

 

(2)       That Members comments be taken on board in relation to road safety priorities in their respective wards.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place                     

12.

CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS REGARDING BIG LOCAL SCHOLEMOOR

Minutes:

The Chair remarked that previously representatives from the Big Local, Scholemoor had attended meetings of the Area Committee to update Members on the Big Local initiatives, however the Big Local Board had now taken the decision that in future they will not be reporting to the Area Committee. To this end the Chair and Members of the Area Committee expressed their disappointment at the decision of the Big Local Board, and it was therefore:

 

Resolved –

 

That the Bradford South Area Coordinator writes to the Local Trust on behalf of the Area Committee expressing the Area Committee’s disappointment at the decision of the Big Local Board not to report to this Area Committee in the future, and that the Big Local Board be made aware of this course of action.

 

ACTION: Bradford Area Coordinator