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 10 June 2019 and presents recommendations for the Local Committee to consider.  

 

Minutes:

Members 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 10 June 2019 and presented recommendations to the Local Committee for approval.

 

(1)       Minutes

 

RESOLVED,   that the minutes be noted.

 

(2)       Stockdalewath 30 mph Speed Limit

 

RESOLVED,  

 

                          (a)     to proceed to statutory consultation and advertisement of the proposal to introduce a 30mph in Stockdalewath on the C1018 from its junction with the U1145 for a distance of approximately 474 metres and on the U1145 from its junction with the C1018 for a distance of 479 metres (as indicated on the plan in the Appendix attached to the report which is attached as Appendix 2);

 

                          (b)     that any representations received will be reported back through the Local Committee process for determination.  However, in the absence of any such unresolved representations the restrictions (detailed in paragraph 3.1(1) of the report) be brought into operation as advertised.

 

(3)       Various Sites – Traffic Regulation Order Amendments: Carlisle Variation Order No 56

 

The local Member for Belle Vue drew attention to the proposed extension of “No Waiting At Any Time” restrictions on the north-west side of Marconi Road by some 37 metres in a southerly direction, highlighting her surprise at the lack of correspondence from the public during the consultation period.  It was agreed that the Highways Traffic Management Team Leader would provide further information on the consultation including details of recipients of the consultation letter.

 

Members were informed that in relation to the proposed introduction of “No Waiting At Any Time” restrictions on River Street (access), the Highways Traffic Management Team Leader understood that whilst the proposal had not specifically been included in the statutory notice, it had been included in the proposed Order, and on the plans and had been circulated to all of the residents of River Street as part of the statutory consultation.  It was explained that legal advice had been sought and Local Committee were invited to decide whether to introduce these restrictions on the basis that the residents of River Street had not been prejudiced in any way and had received individual consultation letters regarding the proposals and had responded in favour of them. 

 

RESOLVED,   that

 

                          (a)     having taken into consideration the representations which were received to the statutory consultation and advertisement of The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Carlisle Urban and Rural Area) (Consolidation and Minor Amendment of Traffic Regulations) (Order 2001) Variation (No. 56) Order 20>< (referred to in the report which is attached as Appendix 3) it was agreed that:-

 

                                    (i)           in respect of the “No Waiting At Any Time” proposals for Etterby Road/Austin Court the comments be noted and the restriction be introduced as advertised;

 

                                    (ii)          in respect of the “No Waiting At Any Time” proposals for Thornton Road the objections/comment be noted and the restriction be introduced as advertised;

 

                                    (iii)         in respect of the “No Waiting, 8 am–6 pm, Monday to Friday” proposals for Broad Street Play Area (Broad Street rear lane, Petteril Street rear lane, River Street rear lane and River Street rear lane) the decision on whether to introduce these be deferred to a future meeting of the Carlisle Highways and Transport Working Group;

 

                          (b)     the following restrictions proposed under The County of Cumbria (Various Roads, Carlisle Urban and Rural Area) (Consolidation and Minor Amendment of Traffic Regulations) (Order 2001) Variation (No. 56) 20>< (referred to in the report attached as Appendix 3) be brought into operation as advertised, namely:

 

                                    (i)           the introduction of ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restrictions at the junction between Eden Park Crescent and Victoria Road; on Lancaster Street and Currock Road and on Petteril Street (access lanes) and River Street (access);

 

                                    (ii)          the extension of “No Waiting At Any Time” restrictions on the north-west side of Marconi Road by some 37 metres in a southerly direction; and

 

                                    (iii)         the extension of the “No Waiting At Any Time” restrictions on the south-east side of St Aidan’s Road, Carlisle, by removing the “Disc Parking Places – Residents of Zone B exempt, between the hours of 8 am–8 pm, Monday to Friday and 8 am?6 pm Saturday”;

 

                                    (iv)         the introduction of No stopping, Monday-Friday, between 8.30am-9:30am and between 2.30pm and 4.00pm on School Keep-Clear markings, on the west side of Langrigg Road, Mortonrigg.

 

(4)       2019/20 Highways Budget/Programme Progress Report

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (a)     the revenue and capital budget allocations for 2019/20 and the commitments and expenditure recorded (detailed in Appendices 1, 2 and 3 of the report, attached as Appendix 4);

 

                          (b)     the programme progress information (referred to in Appendices 1, 2 and 3 of the report, attached as Appendix 4);

 

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

 

(5)       Parking Issues on California Road

 

RESOLVED,   that the report be noted.

 

(6)       Tree Management Update

 

Members welcomed the update acknowledging that trees were a significant and important feature on the highway providing a range of benefits.  They welcomed the positive longer term management strategy which no longer included the overall reduction in the number of trees and encouraged the future of them.  It was suggested that additional trees and shrubs should be planted in large open spaces in the future, highlighting their positive effects on the air quality.

 

The local Member for Belle Vue raised concerns regarding trees in certain areas of her Division.

 

During the course of discussion a request was made to alert communities to any tree maintenance in the future.

 

A discussion took place regarding grass verges and a suggestion was made to explore the concept of not cutting verges in certain areas to allow meadows to be created.  Whilst the Highways Network Manager agreed with this he highlighted the number of years it could take before the areas would be established.

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (a)     the report be noted;

 

                          (b)     the annual budgets will need to provide for both the ongoing maintenance and the proposed longer term management strategy for Council maintained trees located within the highway boundary.

 

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