Agenda and decisions

CPH Environment & Highways Decision Session
Wednesday 25th November 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Online via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7DDSVoAIgTnwgp0Ku8iFLQ?

Contact: Joe Suffield  Democratic Servies

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Decision:

No apologies were received.

2.

Declaration of Interests

To receive notification of any declarations of pecuniary and/or conflict of interest from Members.

Decision:

There were no declarations of interests.

3.

Questions and Deputations

To answer any questions and hear deputations, if any, asked by any resident of the Borough pursuant to Standing Orders.

Decision:

Councillor Steve Caudwell made a deputation in relation to a petition submitted about Water Orton Road.

 

Mr Antony Lowe made a deputation about speeding and parking problems on Stanway Road, Cropthorne Road and Welford Road.

 

Ms Judy Middleton made a deputation which requested a change to the TRO list for Grandborough Drive.

 

Councillor Joe Tildesley made a deputation which requested a change to the TRO list for Grandborough Drive.

7.

Traffic Regulation Orders – Annual Service Review and Priorities for 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

To provide Cabinet Member with an update on the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) programme and agree service priorities for 2021/22.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member RESOLVED to:

a)  Note the contents of the report and progress in respect of the 2020/21 TRO programme, as detailed in Appendix B.

b)  Approve the recommended TRO programme for 2021/22 as detailed in Appendix C.

c)  Agree to receive the next update on the TRO programme at your decision making session in November 2021.

4.

Revenue and Capital Monitoring 2020/21 as at 30th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 309 KB

To inform the Cabinet Member of the Portfolio’s latest forecast financial position as at the 30th September 2020 against Revenue and Capital budgets as summarised below and detailed in the attached Appendix A.

To inform the Cabinet Member of the Portfolio’s progress against the latest 3 year savings targets in the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) summarised below and detailed in Appendix A.

In accordance with Financial Regulation, to seek approval from the Cabinet Member to approve a budget virement of £64,390 from the Safer and Stronger Communities portfolio to the Environment and Highways portfolio in respect of the Neighbourhoods Wards budget.


Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member RESOLVED to:

a)  Consider and endorse the 2020/21 revenue and capital financial monitoring forecast as at 30th September 2020.

b)  Consider the Portfolio’s progress against the latest 3 year savings targets in the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) as at 30th September 2020.

c)  Approve a budget virement of £64,390 from the Safer and Stronger Communities portfolio to the Environment and Highways portfolio in respect of the Neighbourhoods Wards budget (paragraphs 5.1 and 5.2).

5.

Solihull Highways Management Service Update pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider and seek approval to update Highway Management Service processes associated with the following functions:

a)  Road Safety Audit (RSA) Policy

b)  Blue Badge Parking Space and H Bar Mark Application Process

c)  Review of Borough Speed Limits

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member RESOLVED to:

a)  Approve the proposed changes to the Road Safety Audit policy as set out in section 4.4 of the report and contained within Appendix A.

b)  Approve the proposed changes to the H bar marking and Blue Badge Parking Space Application Processes as set out in sections 4.6 – 4.14 of this report and shown in Appendix B, C and D respectively,

c)  Agree to introduce the new £75 charge for H bar markings from 1st January 2021

d)  Note that the proposed review of speed limits in the Borough has been deferred to the 2021/20 financial year, due to a change in service priorities associated with the Covid19 pandemic.

6.

Highway Works Permit Scheme - Annual Report pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To consider the findings and recommendations resulting from the independent review of the first 12 months operation of the Solihull Highway Works Permit Scheme and to receive an update and evaluate scheme performance during year 2.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member RESOLVED to:

a)  Note and comment on the performance of the Permit Scheme during the first two years of its operation.

b)  Note and approve the year 1 annual report contained in Appendix A, which is to be submitted to the Department for Transport.

c)  Approve the findings from the evaluation of year 2 performance as set out within the body of this report and summarised in Appendix B, which will also be submitted to the Department for Transport.

d)  To agree to receive a report evaluating the performance of the Solihull Permit Scheme over its first three years and any changes that this may necessitate in January 2022.

8.

Petition Summary pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To provide an update on 5 petitions received for the Environment and Highways portfolio, and where appropriate, agree the associated recommendations.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member RESOLVED to:

a)  Note the petitions received and the proposed programme for investigating and responding to them as detailed in Appendix 1

b)  Agree the proposed outcomes for the individual petitions as detailed in the report.