Agenda and minutes

Traffic Regulation Committee
Monday 3 September 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

To appoint a Chair for the remainder of the 2018/19 civic year.

Minutes:

 

Cllr Will Windsor Clive having been proposed and seconded, and there being no other nominations, the Committee

 

Resolved

 

That Cllr Will Windsor Clive be elected Chair for the remainder of the 2018/19 civic year.

 

2.

Election of Vice-Chair

To elect a Vice-Chair for the remainder of the 2018/19 civic year.

Minutes:

Cllr Dr John Cordwell having been proposed and seconded, and there being no other nominations, the Committee

 

Resolved

 

That Cllr Dr John Cordwell be elected Vice-Chair for the remainder of the 2018/19 civic year.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 8 December 2015.

Minutes:

Resolved

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2015 be approved and signed  as a correct record.

 

4.

Public Questions

To answer any written public question(s).  Questions must relate to the general powers and duties of the Committee.  There is a separate opportunity at the meeting to make representations relating to the application.  The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10am on 28 August 2018  Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Joanne Bolton (email: joanne.bolton@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

 

To answer any urgent question(s) which the Chair considered could not have been reasonably submitted by the deadline for the receipt of written questions, where such notice has been given to the Chief Executive and marked for the attention of Joanne Bolton by 12:00 noon on Friday 31 August 2018.  Questions must relate to the general powers and duties of the Committee.  There is a separate opportunity at the meeting to make representations relating to the application.    

 

Depending on the nature of the urgent questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, In which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.

Minutes:

No questions had been received from members of the public.

 

5.

Members Questions

To answer any written members’ questions.  Questions must relate to the general powers and duties of the Committee. The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10am on 28 August 2018.  Please send questions to the Chief Executive marked for the attention of Joanne Bolton (email joanne.bolton@gloucestershire.gov.uk).

Minutes:

No questions had been received from members of the Council.

 

6.

On Street Parking Order 2017 (Union Street) (Stow on the Wold) (Cotswold District) (Variation) Order 2018. For the proposal of no waiting at any time restrictions, opposite the junction to Eastview Close, Stow pdf icon PDF 12 MB

The Committee is asked to consider the representations made during the Traffic Regulation Consultation process regarding the proposal of no waiting at any time restrictions, opposite the junction to Eastview Close, Stow, in respect of On Street Parking Order 2017 (Union Street) (Stow on the Wold) (Cotswold District) (Variation) Order 2018.

 

To make recommendations to the Commissioning Director: Communities and Infrastructure on the way forward.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1      Alexis Newport, Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) Manager, gave a presentation to the Committee, aided by a power-point presentation which included photographs of Union Street, including the junction of Eastview Close.

 

6.2      The TRO Manager informed the Committee that the environment of Union Street  was residential and Cotswold – like in nature, which meant that the road, whilst allowing two-way traffic, was particularly narrow in areas.  Vehicles parked in the area were leading to larger vehicles having to drive onto the pavement at certain pinch points when traveling down Union Street.

 

6.3      The TRO  Manager explained that following safety concerns from local residents, the proposal was to extend the existing no waiting at anytime restrictions opposite the fire and rescue station on Union Street, Stow on the Wold, to a point opposite the south eastern kerb line of Eastview Close (as detailed on the plan at Appendix O of the report). She informed members that the proposed Traffic Regulation Order would improve safety for all road users, including pedestrians, and would assist in maintaining the traffic flow in the area.

 

6.4      The TRO Manager informed the Committee that prior to the consultation period, Gloucestershire County Council had received a letter in support of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order from a representative of the Fire and Rescue Service based in Union Street, Stow.  A local resident had also been in contact with Cotswold District Council to highlight the access issues faced by the refuse collection team.

 

6.5      The Committee noted that an informal consultation process took place over the period 23 January to 20 February 2018 (14 properties were consulted).    In total, 19 pieces of correspondence were received, 15 were objecting to the full scheme or parts of the scheme and 4 were fully in support of the proposal.  Formal statutory consultation was undertaken alongside the informal consultation; one response was received from Stow on the Wold Town Council to outline that the Council did not object to the proposals but the restrictions needed to be kept to a minimum to minimise loss of parking. 

 

6.6      The TRO Manager explained that after considering the comments received as part of the informal and formal statutory consultation process, a decision was taken to proceed to formal consultation as a slightly shortened length.  This would achieve a positive balance between road safety and available parking in the area. 

 

6.7      The Committee was informed that formal consultation took place over the period 26 April to 18 May 2018.  A total of 19 independent responses were received, and two petitions.  One petition was handwritten and had received 33 signatures, the other petition was electronic and had received 43 signatures; both petitions were in objection to the Traffic Order.  The Committee noted  that the petitions did include duplicate names.  Amongst the 19 individual responses received, 7 objected to the whole scheme or parts of the scheme and 13 supported the scheme.  The TRO Manager made the point that all 13 people that supported the scheme had asked  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.