Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Transport and Environment
Monday, 19th September, 2016 10.00 am

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

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

9.

Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 18 July 2016 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes:

9.1       RESOLVED to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2016.

10.

Reports

Minutes:

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

 

11.

Traffic Management in High Street, Alfriston pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

11.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with a presentation by officers.

11.2     The following members of the public spoke about the report: Keith Halliday (Alfriston Parish Council), Andy Beattie (South Downs National Park Authority), Bill Rendall (Residents Group) and Dr June Goodfield (Safe Alfriston for Everyone).

DECISIONS

11.3     RESOLVED to (1) note the findings of the public consultation exercise undertaken in May/June 2016;

(2) agree that the project team proceed with the detailed design of a traffic light scheme (Option1); and

(3) agree that a detailed design, cost estimate and programme is re-presented to Lead Member in the Spring 2017 for further consideration.

Reasons

11.4     Since 2009 work has been progressing on the development of potential solutions to the traffic related problems in the narrow section of the High Street in Alfriston.  There was a good level of response to the recent public consultation undertaken in May and June 2016, which reflects the level of concern about the traffic related problems and the strong views about the appropriateness of different potential solutions.

11.5     A majority of those who responded agreed that there are traffic related problems in the High Street causing congestion, problems for pedestrians and damage to pavements and buildings.  In total, 54% of those who responded to the consultation supported the introduction of the proposed traffic signal scheme and 20mph speed limit in the centre of the village.  Of the two options that were presented for consultation at the southern end of the High Street a majority supported Option 1 involving full signalisation of Weavers Lane.

12.

Proposed pedestrian crossing outside Sandown Primary School, The Ridge, Hastings - consultation results and update for petitioners pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

DECISION

12.2     RESOLVED to (1) note the results of the local consultation relating to the proposed pedestrian crossing, and provide an update to petitioners on the scheme’s progress; and

(2) agree that the proposal should be taken forward to detailed design and construction as part of the 2017/18 Capital Programme for Local Transport Improvements. 

Reasons

12.3     The upgrade of the existing zebra crossing to a puffin crossing was one of the recommendations arising from the “Ridge Movement and Access Study” and funding has been allocated from the County Council’s 2016/17 capital programme for local transport improvements to carry out design work on the scheme.  There is considerable local support for the upgrade to the existing crossing facility, as evidenced by the result of the recent consultation and petition. 

13.

Rotherfield Heavy Goods Vehicles Management pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

13.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport, together with the written comments of Councillors Whetstone, Galley and Standley, three of the local Members. 

DECISIONS

13.2     RESOLVED to (1) note the results of the public consultation; and

(2) agree that the proposals for a restriction on Heavy Goods Vehicles over 10 metres in length (except for access), together with the request from Crowborough Town Council for additional signage, should be progressed to detailed design and construction.

Reasons

13.3     The results of the consultation show strong support for the proposals to restrict longer HGVs in Rotherfield from travelling through the village.  

 

14.

Provision of an on street advisory disabled bay in Tower Road, St Leonards pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

DECISIONS

14.2     RESOLVED to (1) note the concerns raised by the objector;  

(2) approve in principle the introduction of an advisory disabled bay in Tower Road, St Leonards on Sea in line with either Option 1 or Option 2; and

(3) delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to determine the final location of the bay following further consultation between officers and the objector.   

Reasons

14.3     The need for the disabled bay was identified by the site assessment undertaken by the Parking Services Team.  Due to mobility impairment the applicant has an established need for parking as close as practicable to their property.  The requirements of Policy PS4/18 have been met in this case.  The final location of the bay will be determined by officers in consultation with the objector.