Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation - Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 4.15 pm

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Items
No. Item

15.

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

16.

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

17.

Fawcett Road - Public Realm improvements pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Purpose

To provide an update on the Fawcett Road Update project.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member note the report.

 

This report that was marked to follow was published on 16 March 2021.

 

Minutes:

Caroline Hopper, Business Assurance Lead gave a presentation to members.  This can be viewed by watching the meeting online here Cabinet Member for Traffic & Transportation, 17 March 2021 on Livestream.  In response to questions she explained that:

 

The team took the learning from work they had carried out with a number of disability groups and residents regarding making the road better for people with mobility and visual impairments.  Trees will be planted in areas that are already built out so there is adequate space around them for everyone to pass.  Tactile kerbstones have been put in to make it clear to pedestrians when they are approaching the edge.  The number of gateway signs has been reduced from two to one (a better one). The design will be taken to some of the group for a full sense check.


A number of areas with retail and hospitality were identified last year where improvements could be made. 

 

The planter with herbs for the community will be looked after by the shop it is outside. 

 

There is a meeting the following week with the landscape architects and the contractors where the tree watering and maintenance plan will be discussed.

 

RESOLVED that this report be noted.

18.

Exclusion of Press and Public.

At the time of publication, it was not known that there would be an exempt appendix and this report has been published late on 10 March.

 

In view of the contents of the appendix to the following item on the agenda the Committee is RECOMMENDED to adopt the following motion:

 

“That, under the provisions of Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act, 1985, the press and public be excluded for the consideration of the following item on the grounds that appendix C to the report contains information defined as exempt in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972."

 

The public interest in maintaining the exemption must outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Under the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) England Regulations 2012, regulation 5, the reasons for exemption of the appendix are shown below.

 

(NB The exempt/ confidential committee papers on the agenda will contain information which is commercially, legally or personally sensitive and should not be divulged to third parties. Members are reminded of standing order restrictions on the disclosure of exempt information and are asked to dispose of exempt documentation as confidential waste at the conclusion of the meeting.

 

Item                                                                                         Exemption Para No.*

 

Local Transport Plan 3: Implementation Plan 2021/2

(Exempt Appendix C)                                                                      3

 

*3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the meeting would not go into exempt session as appendix C would not be discussed.

19.

Local Transport Plan 3 - Implementation Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP 3) Implementation Plan 2021/22. £1,000,000 funding allocated to the 2021/22 LTP3 Implementation Plan by Full Council on 9th February 2021 as part of the council's 2021/22 Capital Programme. This report details the proposed programme of schemes to be delivered.

 

RECOMMENDED that:

1.    The attached Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) funded schemes 2021/22(Appendix A) is adopted as Portsmouth's LTP3 Implementation Plan 2021/22;

 

2.     Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to update the Local Transport Plan 3 Implementation Plan with the attached proposed Local Transport Plan funded scheme list (Appendix A) as Portsmouth's adopted Implementation Plan for 2021/22;

 

3.     Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to agree any minor amendments to the Implementation Plan that may be required to take account of future funding changes and policy announcements.

 

4.     It is noted that a new Local Transport Plan (LTP4) is being developed which will set out the vision, objectives and policies for taking the city's transport and travel network forwards over the next sixteen years. This process will lead to an updated implementation plan expected later this year.

 

Note:  this report that was marked to follow was published on 10 March 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Felicity Tidbury, Transport Planning Manager introduced the report and in response to questions explained that the reference to the LTP budget was based on last year's Implementation Plan.

 

It was agreed that:

1.    The allocation towards cycling initiatives within the proposed 2021/22 LTP Programme would be sent to members after the meeting.  These details are attached to the minutes.

2.    The list of requests for low traffic neighbourhoods will be sent to members separately.

 

DECISIONS

Councillor Lynne Stagg resolved that:

 

1.    The Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) funded schemes 2021/22 (Appendix A) is adopted as Portsmouth's LTP3 Implementation Plan 2021/22;

 

2.    Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to update the Local Transport Plan 3 Implementation Plan with the attached proposed Local Transport Plan funded scheme list (Appendix A) as Portsmouth's adopted Implementation Plan for 2021/22;

 

3.    Authority is delegated to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation and the Section 151 Officer to agree any minor amendments to the Implementation Plan that may be required to take account of future funding changes and policy announcements.

 

4.    It is noted that a new Local Transport Plan (LTP4) is being developed which will set out the vision, objectives and policies for taking the city's transport and travel network forwards over the next sixteen years. This process will lead to an updated implementation plan expected later this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addendum - the allocation towards cycling initiatives within the proposed 2021/22 LTP Programme.

 

At the Full Council meeting of Tuesday 17th October 2017, a Notice of Motion was proposed on Cycling within the city to achieve Portsmouth Cycle Forums "A city to Share" which would also help to progress the aims of Cycle UK's 'Space for Cycling'.  Below is an extract from the report which can be found here: Agenda for Full Council on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017, 2.00 pm Portsmouth City Council

 

In order to progress this the City Council request that the Cabinet:

a)    Develops a strategy to implement in full Portsmouth Cycle Forum's "A City to Share"; such strategy to include a costed network of safe, accessible and direct routes that link places and people.

b)    Identifies all implementation costs associated with the strategy and seeks financing for these costs through bids to the Department for Transport and other relevant bodies and that the Cabinet also considers proposing the allocation of at least 5% of all Local Transport Plan capital funds each year towards the accomplishment of the strategy.

 

The Approved 2021/22 LTP Implementation Plan includes the following schemes which focus on improvements to cycling:

 

-          City-wide Early Release Low Level Cycle Signals

-          East-West Cycle Corridor - Fratton to The Hard

 

And these schemes are aimed at improvements for both walking and cycling:

 

-          Active Travel Improvements including Quieter Routes Improvements

-          Workplace Sustainable Travel Fund

 

Therefore the 2021/22 LTP3 Implementation Plan includes budget amounts  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.