Agenda, decisions and minutes

Shipley Area Committee - Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Denholme Mechanics Institute

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu 

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68.

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. 

69.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 24 January and 14 February 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meetings held on 24 January and 14 February 2018 be signed as a correct record.

70.

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. 

 

(Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)

 

Minutes:

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

71.

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 Thursday 29 March 2018.

 

(Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public. 

72.

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE NON-CLASSIFIED ROADS AND SURFACE DRESSING ALLOCATION FOR SHIPLEY CONSTITUENCY - 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Strategic Director of Place will submit Document “AB” which provides information on the Capital Highway Maintenance funding element of the Local Transport Plan for 2018/19 and makes recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes and Surface Dressing sites in the Shipley constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

That the proposed programme of works for 2018/19 as shown in Appendices 2 and 3 of Document “AB” be approved.

 

(Environment and Waste Management Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Andy Fisher – 01535 618297)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director of Place submitted Document “AB” which provided information on the Capital Highway Maintenance funding element of the Local Transport Plan for 2018/19 and made recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes and Surface Dressing sites in the Shipley constituency.

 

The Principal Engineer (Highway Maintenance North) provided a summary of the report.

 

A Member queried the absence of the Carr Lane/Leeds Road junction on the lists of schemes attached to the report.  In response, it was explained that as that area of highway was an A road, there was a separate funding process for them which was approved by the Portfolio Holder.  He assured the Member that he would bring this to the attention of the relevant officers.

 

A Member raised concerns that there was only one scheme in Baildon proposed as part of the non-classified roads improvement works in Appendix 2 to the report.  She spoke of the poor condition of the roads in the Baildon ward and queried why it had received the least amount funding.  In response, the Principal Engineer stated that the list was based on priority and that in previous years more schemes would have been undertaken in the Baildon ward than other wards in the constituency.  The Principal Engineer agreed to obtain details of spend in all wards over recent years and forward details to Members.  The Member requested that an officer undertake a site visit to view the state of the roads to consider whether any other improvements could be made.

 

In response to Members’ questions, it was stated that:

 

·         Unfortunately, the state of roads was bad across all areas and this was a national picture, particularly in relation to pot holes. 

·         In a national highways and transport satisfaction survey, in which 4,000 surveys were sent to local residents, Bradford was ranked 47th out of 112 participating local authorities for public satisfaction in relation to condition of road surfaces, and ranked 48th for the speed of repair to road surfaces.  Bradford had ranked above average in terms of public opinion in 2017.

 

The Principal Engineer informed Members that the service was pursuing a system with more precise methods to determine the deterioration of the highway network over time which would also aid planning future investment and improvement works to the roads.  Following a request from the Chair that officers provide the reasoning as to why schemes are prioritised for funding, the Principal Engineer stated that the new system would provide a more scientific evidence base, but at present prioritisation of works was decided through mechanical vehicle scanner results and engineering skill and knowledge.

 

A Member stated that there was a development taking place at the end of a cul de sac on Springhurst Road, Shipley and, due to the poor state of the road as a result of the works, he queried whether funding for repairs to the road could be sought from the developer.  The Principal Engineer agreed to pursue this.

 

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