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Agenda Item No. 4

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment): 14th April 2015

 

Joint Report of Director of Development Services and Director of Housing and Visible Services

 

Traffic Management Task and Finish Group of the Scrutiny Committee - Update on Actions Undertaken

 

Purpose of the Report

1.         To apprise Committee of progress on the actions contained within the Traffic Management Task and Finish Group Report (2014).

Recommendations

1.         THAT the report and update on the Implementation Plan of the Task and Finish Group as detailed at Appendix A to this report be accepted and referred to Cabinet for approval.

2.         THAT the Scrutiny Committee receives a further update on delivery of the Implementation Plan in April 2016.

Reasons for the Recommendations

1.         To apprise Members and seek Cabinet approval.

2.         In order that Members of the Scrutiny Committee can monitor progress.

Background

2.         The Traffic Management Task and Finish Group Report was considered by this Committee on 29th April 2014 and agreed by Cabinet on 12th May 2014.  One of the recommendations of the Report was that the Scrutiny Committee receives an update on the delivery of the Implementation Plan within 12 months. 

Relevant Issues and Options

3.         This Report, at Appendix A, provides a detailed update on the Implementation Plan.  Appendix A shows the progress that has been made with each action as well as showing whether the action is complete, partially complete, progressing or outstanding.

4.         Although some actions are still outstanding a significant number of actions are progressing well or have been completed.

5.         In view of the fact that a number of actions are outstanding or still progressing it is recommended that a further report is received by this Committee on the actions in April 2016.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

6.         The 28 improvement actions contained within the Plan have been progressed either internally, using existing funding, or with assistance from other funding/grant organisations.  No additional internal funding will be required to complete all actions.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

7.         Measures to improve road safety, walking and cycling will all aid sustainable accessibility and the reduction of single occupancy car movements, therefore having a positive impact on sustainability and climate change.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

8.         There are no legal implications as a direct result of this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

9.         There are no crime and disorder implications as a direct result of this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

10.      The actions contained within the Plan positively impact on all sectors of the Community.

Corporate/Service Objectives

11.      The Council's Corporate Plan in respect of regeneration points specifically to promoting modal shift  implementing appropriate traffic management systems and improving  sustainable transport infrastructure including the provision of footpaths, cycle ways and bridleways to minimise  the impact of congestion and maximise tourism and recreational opportunities.

Policy Framework and Budget

12.      This is a matter for Executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

13.      None as direct result of this report as it is Vale wide.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

14.      Economy and Environment.

Background Papers

Traffic Management Task and Finish Group Document April 2014

 

Contact Officer

Emma Reed Operational Manager Tel. 01446 704673

 

Officers Consulted

Miles Punter, Director of Visible Services and Housing Services

Mike Clogg Operational Manager Highways and Engineering

Laura Davis, Finance Support Manager, Development Services

Legal Services (Committee Reports)

Victoria Robinson, Principal Planning Officer (S106)

Clare Cameron, Principal Transport and Road Safety Officer

 

Responsible Officers:

Rob Thomas - Director of Development Services

Miles Punter - Director of Housing and Visible Services

 

 

 

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