Agenda, decisions and minutes

Keighley Area Committee
Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

13.

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:

Councillors Green and Slater disclosed, in the interests of transparency, that they had children or grandchildren attending Ashlands Primary School, Ilkley (Minute 20)

 

Councillor Green also disclosed, in the interests of transparency, that he was a resident of Ben Rhydding Road (Minute 20)

 

Councillor Brown disclosed, in the interest of transparency, that he was a resident of Dockroyd Lane (Minute 20).

 

ACTION: City Solicitor

14.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

15.

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. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

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

16.

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 July 2019.

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

17.

THE CROWN INN, ADDINGHAM - NOMINATION TO LIST PROPERTY AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services, (Document “G”) considers a nomination to list the property known as the Crown Inn, Ilkley (public house and car park) as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Director of Corporate Resources be recommended to accept the nomination on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

(Nigel Gillatt – 01274 434224)

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services, (Document “G”) considered a nomination to list the property known as the Crown Inn, Addingham (public house and car park) as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.

 

It was acknowledged that ownership of the property was in the hands of the administrators of the previous owners who had gone into administration last year.  Assurances were provided that the ownership should not affect the application and that full legal checks would be carried out before the Strategic Director, Corporate Services determined the application.

 

It was explained that the listing of land or property as an Asset of Community Value had the effect of preventing the owners from disposing of their listed property without first notifying the Council of their intention to sell.  The notification of intention to sell triggered a six week moratorium on disposal during which local community groups and parish councils were able to express an interest in bidding for the property.  If no expressions of interest were received the owner was free to dispose of his property at the end of the six week period.  If an expression of interest was received the initial six week moratorium extended to six months to allow community groups and parish councils to prepare to bid for the property or to negotiate with the property owners.

 

Document “G” reported that officers had assessed the nomination and the four criteria for listing the property as an Asset of Community Value had been met.  

 

A Member of the applicant group, Addingham Civic Society, addressed the meeting and reported that one third of the residents of Addingham were members of the Civic Society. 

 

In response to questions it was confirmed that the listing as an ACV did not prevent the administrators requesting a change of use for the property.

 

Resolved –

 

That the Director of Corporate Resources be recommended to accept the nomination on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate /

Regeneration & Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

18.

ILKLEY MANOR HOUSE - RENEWAL OF THE NOMINATION TO LIST AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services, (Document “F”) considers a nomination to renew the listing of the property known as Ilkley Manor House as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011, following the original nomination made on 27 April 2014 which is due to expire on 11 September 2019.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Director of Corporate Resources be recommended to accept the nomination on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

(Nigel Gillatt – 01274 434224)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services, (Document “F”) considered a nomination to renew the listing of the property known as Ilkley Manor House as an Asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011, following the original nomination made on 27 April 2014 which was due to expire on 11 September 2019.

 

As with the previous application discussed it was reiterated that that the listing of land or property as an Asset of Community Value had the effect of preventing the owners from disposing of their listed property without first notifying the Council of their intention to sell.  The notification of intention to sell triggered a six week moratorium on disposal during which local community groups and parish councils were able to express an interest in bidding for the property.  If no expressions of interest were received the owner was free to dispose of his property at the end of the six week period.  If an expression of interest was received the initial six week moratorium extended to six months to allow the community groups and parish councils to prepare to bid for the property or to negotiate with the property owners.

 

Document “F” reported that officers had assessed the nomination and the four criteria for listing the property as an Asset of Community Value had been met. 

 

Members were advised that, to allow Ilkley Civic Society the time to secure funding, properties involved in the application were let on short term leases. Agreements for long term leases were proposed.  A Member questioned the income from those leases and it was agreed to investigate and advise him of that amount.  Concern was expressed that long term lets may prejudice the sale of an ACV.

 

Resolved –

 

That the Director of Corporate Resources be recommended to accept the nomination on the grounds that it meets the criteria and definition of an Asset of Community Value as set out in the Localism Act 2011.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate /

Regeneration & Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

19.

SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET pdf icon PDF 142 KB

The Strategic Director, (Place), will present a report (Document “H”) which seeks approval for a programme of Safer Roads schemes in the Keighley area for 2019/20. 

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2019/20 listed in Appendix 2 to Document “H” be approved.

 

2.    That the proposed programme of Traffic Management schemes for 2019/20 listed in Appendix 3 to Document “H” be approved.

 

3.    That the progression of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2018/19 listed in Appendix 4 to Document “H” be noted.

 

4.    That the proposed programme of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2019/20 listed in Appendix 5 to Document “H” be approved.

 

5.    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.

 

6.    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.

 

(Simon D’Vali – 01274 321000)

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, (Place), presented a report (Document “H”) which sought approval for a programme of Safer Roads schemes in the Keighley area for 2019/20. 

 

Appended to the report were Keighley Casualty Reduction Schemes – previous years Capital programme schemes; Keighley Casualty Reduction Schemes recommended 2019/20; Keighley Traffic Management Schemes recommended for 2019/20; a list of on-going Traffic Regulation Orders in Keighley and an outstanding list of Traffic Regulation orders in Keighley including those recommended for inclusion in 2019/20 area wide Traffic Regulation Order.

 

Following presentation of the report Members raised a number of issues to which the following responses were provided:-

 

·         A Zebra crossing was often utilised in low traffic areas and a Puffin crossing often where there was a higher volume of traffic.

·         A Puffin crossing was a more modern version of the older Pelican crossing.  The main difference was the lights controlling the pedestrians were on the same side of the road as the pedestrian user, rather than on the opposite side as in the older pelican crossing. The reason was that when pedestrians were using a Puffin crossing they were more aware of approaching traffic as they can’t see a ‘green man’ light when actually crossing the road.

·         A Toucan crossing was designed to assist cyclists as well as pedestrians and a Pegasus crossing was designed to assist horse riders as well as pedestrians.

·         Delays had been incurred with the installation of traffic measures at Ashlands Primary School due to the necessity to order signs and connect an electricity supply.

·         The use of the term “traffic measures” was to allow officers the opportunity to determine the most appropriate actions. 

·         The temporary Speed Indication Device (SID) signs in Bolling Road, Ilkley were funded by the Parish Council.  In response a Member reported the success of the SID’s in Bolling Road, Ilkley, and requested they become a permanent fixture.

·         When plans were developed for TROs local Ward Councillors would be informed via email to ascertain their support prior to advert.  

·         TRO’s for waiting restrictions could be installed on an unadopted highway if the road had tarmac surface so yellow lines could be applied to it to indicate the length of the restriction.

 

A Member questioned the exact location of the traffic measures and improvements to an existing zebra crossing on Keighley Road/Oakworth and it was agreed to provide that information.  During discussions about the ward in which the crossing was located it was agreed that the speed and details of accidents would be considered and the Ward Members for those locations would be contacted before any action was taken.

 

Concern was expressed about parking problems near to a school on Dockroyd Lane and it was feared that the situation would escalate.

 

The intention to advertise a ‘global’ Traffic Regulation Order for 15 to 16 non contentious locations was reported and the cost savings of advertising those schemes collectively were discussed.   Members were advised of an additional request to install No Waiting At Any Time (NWAAT) restrictions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.