Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Communities and Safety
Thursday, 30th May, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 25 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

1.1       The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2019. 

2.

Disclosure of Interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

2.1       Councillor John Ungar declared a personal interest in Item 4 in that a family member lives in Summerdown Road, but he did not consider this to be prejudicial.

3.

Reports

Minutes:

3.1       Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

4.

Petition for Improvements to signalised junction of Victoria Drive, Summerdown Road, East Dean Road and Church Street, Eastbourne pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

 

4.2       Mr Robert McGowan, the Lead Petitioner, spoke in support of the petition’s aims.

 

DECISIONS

 

4.3       The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that (1) potential improvements for pedestrians and cyclists at this junction, such as providing pedestrian phases at the signals, have been assessed through the approved High Level Sift process; and

 

(2) the proposal was assessed further as part of the Detailed Assessment stage, however it did not rank highly enough to be included within the 2019/20 Capital Programme.

 

Reasons

4.4       The detailed appraisal was carried out in late 2018 and was ranked 38 out of 76 appraisals assessed.  There are sufficient funds available to consider the first 21 schemes on the detailed appraisal assessment list, which forms the Capital Programme for Transport Improvements.  The Capital Programme was approved by the Lead Member in March 2019.

 

4.5       The request will continue to be retained on record for possible inclusion in a future programme.  A scheme could also secure entry in the event that external funding becomes available, for example from funding raised by the local community.  

 

 

5.

Request for traffic calming – Gore Park Road, Eastbourne pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.

 

DECISIONS

 

5.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to advise the petitioners that (1) a traffic calming scheme for Gore Park Road is not a priority for the County Council at the present time; and

 

(2) a safety survey of the condition of the footway and carriageway in Gore Park Road has been carried out.

 

Reasons

5.3       The current condition of Gore Park Road was inspected by the Local Highway Steward on 21 February.  The inspection identified four areas of pavement posing a trip hazard to users, two potholes and two drain covers that needed to be reset.  These repairs were carried out within 28 days.  Gore Park Road is inspected on six-monthly basis as part of the routine safety inspection. 

 

5.4       Appropriate improvements could be considered should an alternative source of income become available or if an application through the Community Match Fund was successful. In order to determine what measures could be suitable, it is suggested that residents contact the Borough Council to assist with the commissioning of a Feasibility Study, which will identify possible improvements and provide an estimate of potential costs.