Agenda and decisions

CPH Environment and Infrastructure Decision Session
Tuesday 12th July 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: James Hughes  Democratic Services

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Additional documents:

Decision:

No apologies were received.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of interest from Members in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

Additional documents:

Decision:

None declared.

3.

Questions and Deputations

To receive any questions or deputations.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Mrs Hall addressed the Cabinet Member in relation to Item 9 (Petitions Summary) on the agenda. Paul Tovey responded on behalf of the Cabinet Member informing Mrs Hall of the recommendations that had been made to the Cabinet Member.

4.

City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To brief the Cabinet Member on the Solihull element of the final programme for the West Midlands City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS), as approved by Government, and to note the progress towards agreeing the terms and conditions for accepting the funding from Central Government.

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Decision:

The Cabinet Member:

a)  Noted the content of the West Midlands City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement, particularly elements that are to be delivered within Solihull;

b)  Delegated authority to the Director of Economy & Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Environment & Infrastructure, to finalise arrangements and accept funding relating to the Capacity Fund element of the settlement; and

c)  Agreed to receive a further report that sets out the approach to developing and delivering Solihull elements of the City Region Sustainable Settlement programme.

 

5.

Sustainable Travel – Update pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To brief the Cabinet Member on progress of the Local Authority Capability Fund (LAFC) programme of works; provide a summary of Sustainable Travel Behaviour Change Interventions currently being implemented; and to seek permission to receive funding from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to deliver our Sustainable Travel Local Carbon Reduction Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member:

a)  Noted progress on the delivery of the Local Authority Capability Fund.

b)  Noted progress of the Sustainable Travel Behaviour Change Interventions Programme.

c)  Agreed to re-purpose the remaining DEFRA A45 business support programme funding of £460,205 and receive an additional allocation of £392,000 from DEFRA for the purposes of delivering the Sustainable Travel Local Carbon Reduction Plan; and

d)  Delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Highways and Environment to utilise the total budget of £852,205 in line with funding conditions to deliver behaviour change interventions and to carry out feasibility designs for future walking and cycling routes.

6.

Parking Services Strategy and Service update pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To seek comments on the draft Parking Services Operations Strategy and consider the service improvement plans.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member:

a)  Considered and agreed the draft Parking Services Operations Strategy, plan on a page version and service improvement plans, as set out in Appendices A and B and delegated authority to the Assistant Director for Highways and Environment to make any minor changes in the future.

b)  Agreed to change the car park management system at the M&S multi-storey car park to a “Pay and Display Plus” facility.

c)  Agreed to introduce enforcement of Pedestrian Dropping Kerbs, using the Council’s civil enforcement powers.

d)  Agreed to work collaboratively with the West Midlands Combined Authority to develop a Moving Traffic Enforcement draft business case, as required by the Department for Transport.

e)  Agreed to receive a further update from the service in March 2023.

7.

School Crossing Patrol - Service and Site Priortisation Review/Update pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To provide an update on the performance of the School Crossing Patrol (SCP) Service and consider future deployment priorities and site removal.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member:

a)  Noted the School Crossing Patrol service update.

b)  Endorsed the School Crossing Patrol deployment priorities, set out in Appendix B.

c)  Agreed to remove the long-term unmanned sites at L20 Damson Lane, L78 Auckland Drive and L68 Highwood Avenue, as set out in paragraph 4.4 and 4.5.

d)  Approved the temporary suspension of site L81 at Blackford Road, in response to current parking practices, set out in paragraph 4.6.

 

8.

20mph Speed Limit Review – Next Step pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To seek approval to progress a programme of 20mph speed limits outside schools in accordance with the statutory Traffic Regulation Order process.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member:

a)  Noted progress of the speed limit review carried out in June 2021.

b)  Approved the implementation programme for 20mph Speed Limits outside schools, set out in Appendix B, noting that future years’ programmes are provisional and subject to funding being available.

c)  Agreed that any representations received should be considered in line with the Council’s Scheme of Delegation for Traffic Regulation Orders and determined by the Head of Highway Management.

d)  Agreed to receive annual updates as part of Traffic Regulation Order annual prioritisation reporting process.

9.

PETITION SUMMARY pdf icon PDF 195 KB

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet Member:

a)  Noted the current position with regard to petitions received for this portfolio, as set out in Appendix 1.

b)  Agreed the proposed recommendations as set out for each petition.