Agenda, decisions and minutes

Shipley Area Committee - Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Bingley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu 

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:

The following disclosures of interest were received in the interest of clarity:

 

Councillor Pollard disclosed that he had been contacted and involved in discussions in relation to the request for an exception to the informal Disabled Persons Parking Place – Langley Lane, Baildon (Minute 17) and he therefore withdrew from the meeting during the consideration of this item in accordance with the requirements of the Members’ Code of Conduct (Part 4A of the Constitution) and the Members’ Planning Code of Conduct (Part 4B of the Constitution).

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor

 

14.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2018 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Claire Tomenson – 01274 432457)

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 June 2018 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. 

 

(Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)

 

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 Monday 23 July 2018.

 

(Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

17.

REQUEST FOR AN EXCEPTION TO INFORMAL DISABLED PERSONS PARKING POLICY - LANGLEY LANE, BAILDON pdf icon PDF 430 KB

The Committee is asked to consider Document “F”, a report of the Strategic Director, Place which outlines a request for an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) where the applicant does not satisfy all the criteria laid down in the Council’s approved policy, but still wishes to pursue the provision of a facility.

 

Recommended -

The views of the Committee on the options set out in Section 9 of Document “F” are requested and Members are asked to either approve or reject the application for an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place.

(Simon D’Vali – 01274 431000)

 

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented a report (Document “F”) which requested that consideration was given to the provision of an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) for an applicant for whom the Council’s approved policy criteria might not be met in relation to ‘accessible of-street parking’.  He reported that the applicant had access to off-street parking and the initial request had been refused, however, it was not accessible for their mobility scooter due to there being a number of steps.  Members were informed that there was an existing unauthorised keep clear bar at the front of the applicant’s property and that an anonymous objection letter had been received along with a letter of support from the applicant’s doctor.

 

The Chair pointed out that the letter from the doctor stated that the parking space was for the applicant’s mobility scooter and questioned whether this would be provided.  In response the Strategic Director, Place confirmed that parking for mobility scooters was not usually provided.  Another Member questioned why the keep clear bar was outside the applicant’s property and was informed that it had not been sanctioned by the Council’s Highways Department, so was unauthorised.  The Strategic Director, Place added that white lines were occasionally painted without approval, which was an illegal practice and would be a matter for the court if the Council wanted to pursue the matter. 

 

The applicant was present at the meeting and addressed the Committee explaining that the letter from his doctor requested that his mobility scooter be permitted to park outside his front door.  In relation to the keep clear bar outside his property, he reported that it had been painted whilst he had been away and on his return travellers had called at his home demanding money.  The police had been informed and he had a police log number for the incident.

 

The Chair then clarified with the applicant that the parking place would allow him to park his vehicle at the front of his property and enable his mobility scooter to access the path to his front door.  

 

Resolved –

 

That the application for an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) be approved.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration & Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

18.

SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Previous reference: Executive, 12 June 2018

 

Members are asked to consider Document “E” which updates the Committee on changes to the apportionment of the Safer Roads budget (recently approved by the Executive) and seeks approval for a programme of schemes in Shipley for 2018/19.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the changes to the apportionment of the Safer Roads budget (approved by the Executive on 12 June 2018) be noted.

 

(2)       That the proposed programme of recommended Casualty Reduction schemes and Locally Determined/Community Projects for 2018/19, listed in Appendix 1 to Document “E” , be approved.

 

(3)       That the proposed programme of recommended Casualty Reduction schemes for 2018/19, listed in Appendix 2 to Document “E”, be approved.

 

(4)       That the proposed programme of recommended works for 2018/19, as listed in Appendix 3 to Document “E”, 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 431000)

 

 

 

Minutes:

Members were asked to consider Document “E”, a report submitted by the Strategic Director, Place, which updated the Committee on changes to the apportionment of the Safer Roads budget (recently approved by the Executive) and sought approval for a programme of schemes in Shipley for 2018/19.

 

The Strategic Director, Place explained that the Executive, on 12 June 2018, had approved to establish a top-slice of the Safer Roads budget to enable the promotion of strategic or District wide projects and for each Area Committee to retain an indicative sum for general traffic management measures.  He confirmed that the outstanding schemes identified within Appendix 1 to Document “E” that were all near realisation and subject to significant financial commitment would need to be progressed.  Some high priority schemes, set out in Appendix 2 to Document “E”  would be completed and funding would be available for Member determined projects.

 

A Member queried the position in relation to the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) in Baildon and questioned why it had not been included in the capital works programme.  In response the Strategic Director, Place stated that there was merit in the scheme and at some point all the proposed TROs would be grouped together to be undertaken as a whole.  Bradford South Area Committee had undertaken this approach and it may be possible for other Committees to adopt the same process.      

 

With regard to the other casualty reduction schemes, the Strategic Director, Place clarified that the remaining proposed projects would be progressed when funds were available. 

 

The Chair stated that previously budgets had been allocated once the staffing element had been added and very few schemes had been completed, however, since it had been removed more projects were being finalised.  He indicated that the Committee would need to understand the current situation before any other schemes could be considered.  The Strategic Director, Place reported that the budget would be in a stronger position next year and the Member determined element would become more prominent. 

 

A Member then questioned the regulations in respect of 20 miles per hour (mph) speed limits.  In response the Strategic Director, Place confirmed that 5 years ago the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) had resolved that the 20 mph limit could be enforced if so wished, however, it was at the discretion of each Chief Constable to enforce and no police force had done so to date.  Police advice was that the limit should be self-enforcing and regulations stated that schemes under certain thresholds could introduce 20 mph limits.  Members noted that a number of 20 mph schemes had been established in the Bradford District, however, it needed to be ensured that they would work in the chosen location or it could bring the project into disrepute.

 

A representative of Wrose Parish Council was present at the meeting and queried what would be addressed in relation to the scheme in Shipley.  The Strategic Director, Place explained that the funding would improve a number of aspects  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.

19.

REQUEST FOR AN EXCEPTION TO INFORMAL DISABLED PERSONS PARKING POLICY - NORTH PARADE, BURLEY IN WHARFEDALE pdf icon PDF 199 KB

The Strategic Director, Place will present Document “G” which outlines a request for an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) where the applicant does not satisfy all the criteria laid down in the Council’s approved policy, but still wishes to pursue the provision of a facility.

 

Recommended -

That the criteria for the provision of an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) be relaxed in this instance and that the usual consultation with Ward Members and the applicant’s neighbours be carried out.

 

 (Simon D’Vali – 01274 431000)

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place presented Document “G” which outlined a request for an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) where the applicant did not satisfy all the criteria stated in the Council’s approved policy, but still wished to pursue the provision of a facility.  Members noted that the applicant’s doctor had submitted a letter in support of the request.

 

Resolved –

 

That the criteria for the provision of an informal Disabled Persons Parking Place (DPPP) be relaxed in this instance and that the usual consultation with Ward Members and the applicant’s neighbours be carried out.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration & Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place