Agenda item

HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORT WORKING GROUP

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

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

 

This report provides details of the meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 9 December 2020 and presents recommendations for the Local Committee to consider.  

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report from the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which gave details of the meeting of the Highways and Transport Working Group held on 9 December 2020 and presented recommendations to the Local Committee for approval.

 

(1)       Minutes

 

RESOLVED,   that the minutes be noted.

 

(2)       2021/21 Highways Budget/Programme Progress Report

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (a)          the revenue and budget allocations for 2020/21 and the commitments and expenditure (recorded in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report to the Working Group);

 

                          (b)          the programme progress information (as shown in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report to the Working Group);

 

                          (c)          the Highways Revenue budget has been split for use against various budget headings (as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report to the Working Group);

 

                          (d)          the devolved Capital and Additional devolved Capital budgets have been split for use against various budget headings (referred to in Appendices 2 and 4 of the report to Working Group);

 

                          (e)          the highways programme is very busy with a lot of work scheduled in the coming months and into the new year.  This is also a busy time with winter maintenance, therefore, it is anticipated there may be some forced changes to the programme;

 

                          (f)           the aim remains to deliver the full programme of works within the financial year (end March 2021) and officers will continue to liaise with local members about any changes to work in their electoral division.

 

(3)       Traffic Regulation Orders Review: Variation Order 58

 

RESOLVED,   that

 

                          (a)          following consideration of the representations which have been 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. 58) Order 20>< (“the Order”),  and, having taken into consideration the matters contained in section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (more specifically referred to in paragraph 7.2 of the report):-

 

                                        (i)        Local Committee overrule the objections and agree that the restrictions be implemented as advertised in respect of the proposals for Rosegate, Aglionby;

 

                                        (ii)       Local Committee overrule the objection and agree that the restrictions be implemented as advertised in respect of the proposals for Broad Street, Carlisle;

 

                                        (iii)      Local Committee overrule the objections and agree that the restrictions be implemented as advertised in respect of proposals for Warwick Street, Carlisle;

 

                          (b)          as no representations to the following proposals have been received, the Working Group, having taken into consideration the matters contained in section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (which are more specifically referred to in paragraph 7.2 of the report) recommend that Local Committee agree that the following remaining restrictions proposed under the Order referred to in paragraph 67(3)(a) above, be brought into operation as advertised, namely to:

 

                                        (i)        introduce ‘No Loading and Unloading At Any Time’ restrictions on Bush Brow, Carlisle;

 

                                        (ii)       introduce a ‘Prohibition of Motor Vehicles, Except for Access’ restriction on Irthing Street/Short Street Back Lanes;

 

                                        (iii)      introduce ‘No Waiting 4pm to 10am Monday to Saturday inclusive’ in loading bay on Lowther Street, Carlisle;

 

                                        (iv)      introduce ‘No Waiting At Any Time’ restrictions on the junction of St Peters Close and Lowry Hill Road;

 

                                        (v)       introduce ‘Restriction of Waiting at School “Keep Clear” markings, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday’, outside Raughton Head School in Raughton Head;

 

                                        (vi)      introduce a ‘Prohibition of all vehicles’ on the access road to Tesco superstore Warwick Road, only at such times that there is a risk of flooding or the flood gates are being tested.

 

(4)       Ruleholme Old Bridge – Introduction of Prohibition of All Traffic Traffic Regulation Order

 

RESOLVED,   that

 

                          (a)          having considered the representations and objections received during the statutory advertisement and consultation; and

 

                          (b)          having taken into consideration the matters contained in section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the 1984 Act”) (more specifically referred to in paragraph 7.2 of the report); and

 

                          (c)          being satisfied that for preventing the likelihood of danger arising to persons or other traffic using the road specified in the Order that it is requisite that Section 3(1) of the 1984 Act (referred to in paragraph 7.3 of the report) should not apply;

 

                          (d)          the Local Committee agree that The County of Cumbria (U1301 Ruleholme Old Bridge, near Brampton) (Prohibition of All Traffic) Order 20>< (“the Order”) be brought into operation as advertised.

 

(5)       Rosehill Parking Issues Affecting Durranhill and Surround Areas

 

The local Member for Botcherby reiterated the concerns he had raised at the meeting of the Working Group and asked for a commitment to the implementation of the lines.  The Local Highways Network Manager confirmed that junction safety was being addressed and also highlighted the effects the current pandemic could have on the situation.  It was felt the area might be less congested because of empty buildings due to lockdown and people working from home and it had, therefore, been agreed that the situation would be monitored in the future.

 

RESOLVED,   that the report be noted.

 

(6)       Carlisle Parking Review Update

 

RESOLVED,   that Local Committee supports the Programmes (referred to in Appendices 1 and 2 of the report which is attached as Appendix 6).

 

Supporting documents: