Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021 12.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Holiday Activities & Food Fun Pompey Programme pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Purpose.

To provide information about the HAF Fun Pompey programme that has been running in the city in the Easter and Summer holidays 2021 and will also run at Christmas 2021.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet note the report.

Decision:

DECISION

 

The report was noted.

 

4.

Rapid Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles.

Purpose

1.1  To identify four locations for rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs within Portsmouth, for the use of taxi and private hire vehicles (PHV). This is in order to provide charging infrastructure to encourage uptake of zero emission capable vehicles in light of ongoing high levels of air pollution in the city and forthcoming changes to taxi and PHV licensing requirements.

 

1.2  Although there are a number of existing rapid charging sites within the city;

Portsmouth City Council (the Council) intends to improve this provision for taxis and PHVs. For this reason, research was undertaken to identify locations that would be of most practical for the trade to use.

 

1.3 Using data gathered through surveys with the trade, four sites have been

identified in which to host up to ten charging points; all of which are proposed to be sited in car parks within the Council’s control.

 

1.4 In addition to the survey undertaken, the proposed locations have been      presented to Licencing Committee to seek the trade’s views on them.

 

1.5 Up to three chargers will be sited in each carpark, subject to technical and financial feasibility.  This is to allow the maximum available capacity for a taxi or PHV to charge and will allow an economy of scale to be achieved at each site.

 

Recommendations

 2.1 That the Cabinet approves the installation of rapid charging systems at each of the below four sites, identified through trade surveys, subject to technical and financial feasibility:

a)    Stubbington Avenue Car Park – 1no. charger (Stubbington avenue Car Park, 2 Stubbington Ave, North End, Portsmouth PO2 0HS)

b)    D-Day car park – 3no. chargers (The Esplanade Car Park, Southsea, PO5 3AD)

c)    London Road – 3no. chargers (London Road Car Park, 10 London Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EL)

d)    The Park and Ride – up to 3no. chargers (Park and Ride Portsmouth, Tipner Ln, Portsmouth PO2 8AN)

 

2.2 That the Cabinet instructs officers to proceed with the installation of the points in order that infrastructure be put in place to assist Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles to switch to using zero emission capable vehicles.

 

2.3 That the Cabinet delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation to approve final locations of chargers, based on feedback from the taxi and PHV trade, should any of the sites listed in paragraph 2.1 prove to be unfeasible.

 

2.4 That the Cabinet delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation to open the chargers to wider vehicle use; should ongoing monitoring of the assets be shown to have very low usage by the taxi and PHV trade.

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS

 

 2.1 That the Cabinet approves the installation of rapid charging systems at each of the below four sites, identified through trade surveys, subject to technical and financial feasibility:

a)    Stubbington Avenue Car Park – 1no. charger (Stubbington avenue Car Park, 2 Stubbington Ave, North End, Portsmouth PO2 0HS)

b)    D-Day car park – 3no. chargers (The Esplanade Car Park, Southsea, PO5 3AD)

c)    London Road – 3no. chargers (London Road Car Park, 10 London Rd, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EL)

d)    The Park and Ride – up to 3no. chargers (Park and Ride Portsmouth, Tipner Ln, Portsmouth PO2 8AN)

 

2.2 That the Cabinet instructs officers to proceed with the installation of the points in order that infrastructure be put in place to assist Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles to switch to using zero emission capable vehicles.

 

2.3 That the Cabinet delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation to approve final locations of chargers, based on feedback from the taxi and PHV trade, should any of the sites listed in paragraph 2.1 prove to be unfeasible.

 

2.4 That the Cabinet delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation to open the chargers to wider vehicle use; should ongoing monitoring of the assets be shown to have very low usage by the taxi and PHV trade.

 

5.

Warmer Homes Project update pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Purpose

1.             To update Cabinet on the delivery of the Warmer Homes project, funded by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which enables free energy efficiency interventions to be made into private residents' homes. 

2.             To detail the latest progress made and grant monies spent, in Portsmouth and other local authority consortium partners' areas; the numbers and types of interventions made, including solar panels, air source heat pumps and insulation measures.

3.             To show in detail at the time of writing the report the monetary, carbon and energy savings that have been made by the project; as well as highlighting a number of case studies.

4.             To identify lessons learned from the delivery of the Warmer Homes project to date in order to streamline and improve the delivery of additionally secured and future funding opportunities. 

5.             To provide assurance that domestic energy retrofit, as a priority area for the Council, is providing demonstrable benefits to the city; and that the remaining period of the project will enable help to be provided to more households to reduce their carbon emissions and energy expenditure. 

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet note the report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet noted the report.

6.

Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (PYOT) Annual Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2021-2023 pdf icon PDF 948 KB

Purpose.

               To share with Cabinet and Full Council details of the Portsmouth Youth Offending Team Partnership Management Board's (PYOT) Strategic Youth Justice Plan 2021-23 (Appendix 1) and seek approval for that Plan.

 

Recommendations

1.    Cabinet approve the plan and the priorities set out within it.

2.    Cabinet recommends the plan is approved by full Council.

 

Decision:

DECISIONS:

 

The Cabinet

1.    To approve the plan and the priorities set out within it.

2.    Recommends the plan is approved by full council.

 

 

7.

Bike Hangar Pilot Scheme - Phase 1 review and recommendations for Phase 2 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

This report will follow.

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS

 

1.    The Cabinet approves the second phase of Bike Hangars to be delivered as set out in section 9.

2.    The scheme currently in place under an ETRO is make permanent.