Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation
Thursday, 13th September, 2018 5.00 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith, Democratic Services Tel: 9283 4057  Email: joanne.wildsmith@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

27.

Apologies

Minutes:

Councillor Simon Bosher had submitted his apologies for absence.

28.

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of members' interests.

29.

Fair Oak Road and Battenburg Avenue Double Yellow Line Proposals (TRO 53b/2018) pdf icon PDF 482 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Regeneration is to consider public responses to proposed new double yellow lines in Fair Oak Road and a proposed reduction of double yellow lines in Battenburg Avenue.

 

RECOMMENDED:

 

(1)  That the double yellow lines proposed under TRO 53/2018 in Fair Oak Road are implemented as advertised;

 

(2)  That the reduction of double yellow lines proposed under TRO 53/2018 in Battenburg Avenue, near its junction with Randolph Road, is not implemented in full, but that;

 

(3)  The 6-metre length of double yellow lines is removed from across the driveway between Nos.38 and 40 Battenburg Avenue.

 

Minutes:

Felicity Tidbury, Transport Planning Manager, presented the Director of Regeneration's report. She explained the background to the recommendations which sought to accommodate the needs of the 3 residents who had objected in Battenburg Avenue, and in Fair Oak Road safer access was being provided.

 

Councillor Chowdhury was supportive of the proposals.

 

Councillor Stagg, as Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation, was pleased to approve the recommendations which satisfied the residents who had responded to the consultation.

 

DECISIONS:

 

(1)       That the double yellow lines proposed under TRO 53/2018 in Fair Oak Road be implemented as advertised;

 

(2)       That the reduction of double yellow lines proposed under TRO 53/2018 in Battenburg Avenue, near its junction with Randolph Road, is not implemented in full, but that;

 

(3)       The 6-metre length of double yellow lines is removed from across the driveway between Nos.38 and 40 Battenburg Avenue.

30.

Proposed Residents' Parking Zone FH: Twyford Avenue (TRO 76/2018) pdf icon PDF 401 KB

The purpose of the report by the Director of Regeneration is to consider the public response to the proposed residents' parking zone at the northern end of Twyford Avenue.

 

RECOMMENDED that the residents' parking zone proposed under Traffic Regulation Order 76/2018 is implemented as advertised (FH Permit Holders Only 2pm-10pm).

Minutes:

Councillor Stagg varied the agenda order to allow this item with a deputation to be heard first.

 

Felicity Tidbury, Transport Planning Manager, presented the Director of Regeneration's report which set out the results of the informal consultation and the formal consultation via the Traffic Regulation Order. The proposal for a Residents' Parking Zone (RPZ) was in response to the problems being reported by residents from the afternoons to overnight due to their close proximity to the Mountbatten Centre.

 

Deputations are not minuted in full as these are recorded as part of the web-cast of this meeting which can be viewed here:

https://livestream.com/accounts/14063785/Cabinet-TT-13Sep2018

 

Councillor Ian Lyon made a deputation as a ward councillor whose points included that it was back in 2012 when the residents were last consulted, and in the area there were several separate residents' parking zones, there would be displacement parking from this scheme for 18 households and there would be extra pressure on car parking with the loss of a local bus route. He was not against making this a parking zone but asked if those outside the zone could be consulted for fairness.

 

Nikki Musson, Transport Planning & TRO Officer, responded to the points raised and explained the history of this scheme which had first been identified in 2010 and been in the programme for RPZs since 2012. She asked that residents are encouraged to record their requests for residents' parking with the transport officers so that the local appetite for this can be assessed and surveys undertaken where there is thought to be demand.  She also explained that the enforcement costs were efficient with no free parking period. Wayne Layton, Corporate Finance Specialist, reported that it is difficult to appraise the RPZ enforcement costs and these will not always cover these costs but would have other benefits for residents.

 

Councillor Stagg, as Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation, responded that PRZs are only considered when they are asked for and where there is a significant displacement effect the adjacent areas can be surveyed.

 

Councillor Chowdhury was aware of parking problems for those visiting North End so was concerned that imposing a RPZ could make this more difficult.

 

Councillor Stagg wished to support the officer's recommendation which was in response to residents' requests and which was to address the problem in that part of Twyford Avenue and should more residents ask to be re-surveyed that would be considered as an when resources allowed.

 

DECISION: That the residents' parking zone proposed under Traffic Regulation Order 76/2018 be implemented as advertised (FH Permit Holders Only 2pm-10pm).