Agenda, decisions and minutes

Shipley Area Committee
Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Bingley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Palbinder Sandhu 

Items
No. Item

58.

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. 

59.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 16 January and 6 March 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Palbinder Sandhu – 01274 432269)

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meetings held on 16 January and 6 March 2019 be signed as a correct record.

60.

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. 

61.

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 1 April 2019.

 

(Palbinder Sandhu - 01274 432269)

 

Minutes:

In accordance with the provision at Part 3B, Paragraph 6 of the Council’s Constitution the following public question was presented:

 

“I’m here today to ask if you will support my request for promoting a Traffic Regulation Order which would allow for double yellow lines to be placed outside the properties at Sunny Dale on Keighley Road in Denholme.

 

These properties, which don’t have garages, border the very busy and narrow A629 road which runs through Denholme.  It’s a road with approximately 15,000 vehicles passing through it every day.

 

The pavement outside these properties is also very narrow, and nothing like the required width for pavements built today.  The owners of cars at Sunny Dale park them partly on the pavement and partly on the road.  The problems with this are two-fold.  First, even one car parked there disrupts the free flow of traffic passing by, meaning that vehicles heading in the Keighley direction have to stop behind the car so as to allow vehicles in the opposite direction, going towards the village of Denholme, to pass by.  This happens on a daily basis.

 

Secondly, the parking of cars on the pavement there also means that pedestrians no longer have full access to the pavement and, even when two people are walking together, they have to walk single file past these cars.  It would be very difficult for those with pushchairs and in wheelchairs to get by at all.  I have, on odd occasions had to walk in the road to get past these properties, and I know that a motorised wheelchair owner has had to do the same one, which means he would have been driving on the road in the opposite direction to oncoming traffic from Denholme towards Keighley.  This extremely dangerous situation should never have to happen since lives are in danger.  One car owner there parks his car at an angle so that the front end of his car covers much more of the pavement than the back end of it.  This is because he’s had so many wing mirrors smashed, and this demonstrates just how unsafe the cars are while parked there.

 

The landlord at The New Inn pub told me recently that the car owners at Sunny Dale have been offered parking spaces for £5 per week at the Black Bull car park, the Black Bull having been demolished many years ago.  Car owners who live opposite that car park at Blue Hill which also borders the A629 do park there, as do cricket club members during the cricket season.  It appears the residents at Sunny Dale have declined this offer.  The landlord at The New Inn has also had problems with those at Sunny Dale parking on his car park, and he’s now forbidden it.

 

So far, although I’ve complained to the police about this, all I’m told is that they’ll monitor the situation, but there has been no change.  I’ve also approached Highways at Bradford Council who say it’s the responsibility of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

62.

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE NON-CLASSIFIED ROADS AND SURFACE DRESSING ALLOCATION FOR SHIPLEY CONSTITUENCY - 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

The Strategic Director of Place will submit Document “AA” which provides information on the Capital Highway Maintenance funding element of the Local Transport Plan for 2019/20 and makes recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes and Surface Dressing sites in the Shipley constituency.

 

The report also provides information relating to the Department for Transport (DfT) additional highway maintenance funding 2018/19 and makes recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes in the Shipley constituency.

 

Recommended –

 

That the proposed list of schemes for 2019/20 as shown in Appendices 2 and 3 of Document “AA” be approved.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Andy Fisher – 01535 618297)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the proposed list of schemes for 2019/20 as shown in Appendices 2 and 3 of Document “AA” be approved.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

Minutes:

The Strategic Director of Place submitted Document “AA” which provided information on the Capital Highway Maintenance funding element of the Local Transport Plan for 2019/20 and made recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes and Surface Dressing sites in the Shipley constituency.

 

The report also provided information relating to the Department for Transport (DfT) additional highway maintenance funding 2018/19 and made recommendations on the allocation for Non-Classified road resurfacing schemes in the Shipley constituency.

 

The Principal Engineer (Highway Maintenance North) provided a summary of the report and recommended the approval of the proposed schemes listed in Appendices 2 and 3 of Document “AA”.

 

In  response to a Member’s concern that there were not many schemes proposed in the Baildon area within Appendix 2, the Principal Engineer stated that the actual and estimated spend in Baildon from 2015/16 to 2019/20 equated to £269,100 and that this was the second highest amount allocated to a ward within the Shipley constituency.  He agreed to provide Members with a breakdown by spend per ward for non-classified roads, for the financial years 2015/16 to 2019/20.  He also informed Members of additional funding from the DfT which would be used for works such as replacement white lines and snicket maintenance; this information was due to be published imminently and would also be circulated to Members.

 

Members were informed of the process used to survey and analyse the condition of roads against a grading criteria which, along with in-house inspections, was then used to prioritise roads for works.  Members were shown an example of the mapped grading analysis for information.

 

A Member commented that cones were not always put out on the road to deter parking prior to works being undertaken.  The Principal Engineer agreed to provide the Member with a contact officer to pursue this issue.

 

Resolved –

 

That the proposed list of schemes for 2019/20 as shown in Appendices 2 and 3 of Document “AA” be approved.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place