Agenda item

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT WORKING GROUP

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To consider a report by the Acting Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report provides details of the meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 4 December 2018 and presents recommendations for the Local Committee to consider.  

 

Minutes:

The Local Committee considered a report by the Acting Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which gave details of the meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 4 December 2018.

 

(1)       Minutes

 

RESOLVED,       that the minutes be noted.

 

(2)       2018/19 Highways Budget/Programme Progress Report

 

RESOLVED,     that the following be noted (all information is detailed in Appendix 2 of the report) :-

 

                            (a)       the revenue and capital budget allocations for 2018/19 and the commitments and expenditure;

 

                            (b)       the programme progress information;

 

                            (c)        the Highways Revenue budget has been split for use against various budget headings.

 

(3)       A595 Peter Lane to Thursby Roundabout – Existing National Speed Limit: Proposal to Reduce to 50 mph Speed Limit

 

The local Member for Dalston and Burgh emphasised his disappointment at the recommendation of the Carlisle Highways and Transport Working Group and raised his further concerns regarding the length of highway in question.  He highlighted the campaigns which local residents’ had undertaken and the number of accidents which had taken place which had not been reported, therefore, were not included in the statistics.

 

The Local Committee noted that the Highways and Transport Working Group had taken into consideration the resolution of Allerdale Local Committee not to proceed with the statutory advertisement and consultation of the proposed reduction of the speed limit to 50 mph between Nealhouse and Thursby Roundabout when making their recommendation.  Members felt that Allerdale Local Committee had not provided a valid reason for the objection, therefore, it was agreed that the Chair and Vice?Chair of Carlisle Local Committee would have an informal meeting with the Chair and Vice?Chair of Allerdale Local Committee to discuss this matter further with a view to requesting that Allerdale Local Committee reconsider their decision.

 

It was noted that Mr J Bell and Dr S Haraldsen did not support the decision to consider this matter again. 

 

RESOLVED,    

 

                            (a)       not to proceed with the statutory advertisement and consultation on the proposed reduction of the speed limit to 50mph between Nealhouse and Peter Lane roundabout (detailed on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report), following the resolution of Allerdale Local Committee not to proceed with the statutory advertisement and consultation of the proposed reduction of the speed limit to 50 mph between Nealhouse and Thursby Roundabout;

 

                            (b)       that the Chair and Vice?Chair of Carlisle Local Committee meet informally with the Chair and Vice?Chair of Allerdale Local Committee to discuss this matter further with a view to requesting that Allerdale Local Committee reconsider their decision.

 

(4)       Parking Issues on California Road

 

RESOLVED,     that officers undertake a further dialogue with James Rennie School to look at measures that could be put in place to reduce on?street parking demand created by the school and report back to the next meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group.

 

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