Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Highways Decisions - Tuesday, 9 June 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Remote

Contact: Joss Butler  020 8213 2782

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

          i.        Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

         ii.        Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

     

    NOTES:

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

    ·         As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

    ·         Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

2.

PROCEDURAL MATTERS

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2a

Members' Questions

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    The deadline for Members’ questions is 12pm four working days before the meeting (03/06/2020).

     

2b

Public Questions

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    The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting (02/06/2020).

     

2c

Petitions

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    The deadline for petitions was 14 days before the meeting, and no petitions have been received.

     

3.

BUS LANE OPERATION IN GUILDFORD pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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    In February 2020 Cabinet approved a bus lane enforcement policy and delegated decisions regarding the operation and enforcement of bus lanes to the Cabinet Member for Highways and Director for Infrastructure & Operations.

     

    This report seeks approval to amend the operational hours of  bus lanes in Guildford and the types of vehicles that can use them to make bus journeys more reliable.

    Decision:

    It was agreed that:

     

    1.               Bus lanes in Guildford should operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with corresponding restrictions on waiting and parking in them (unless site specific circumstances prevent this) to enhance the Quality Bus Corridor Project.

    2.               By default, the bus Lanes are prioritised for use by local buses, pedal cycles and hackney carriages. Other vehicles such as motorcycles and HGV’s should be excluded unless circumstances provide justification.

    3.               A statutory consultation is carried out to implement these changes, initially in Guildford (in conjunction with other proposals to improve bus routes, Guildford Quality Bus Corridor schemes) with the Cabinet member for Transport reviewing the outcome of the consultation before confirming any changes.

     

4.

PROPOSED STOPPING UP OF HIGHWAY LAND AT BARONS OF HINDHEAD AND COOPERS COURT, LONDON ROAD, HINDHEAD pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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    The owners of Barons of Hindhead and Coopers Court, Hindhead have requested the County Council to apply to the Magistrates Court for an order to be made removing (stopping up) the highway rights over a piece of land. Their reason for wishing this to be done is to resolve an historic encroachment and to regularise the title of their properties.

     

    The Cabinet Member is asked to decide whether an application for a stopping up order should be made to the Magistrates’ Court.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    It was agreed that an application be made to the Magistrates’ Court for an order stopping up the land identified on the plan at Annex 1 of the report as highway, in accordance with the provisions of Section 116 and 117 of the Highways Act 1980 and subject to the conditions of the County Council’s approved policy on stopping up applications.