Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Regeneration & Transport Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Monday, 9th March, 2009
Time:
10.00 a.m.
Place:
Lecture Hall, Stockton Central Library, The Square, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Maurice Perry(Chairman), Cllr Dick Cains(Vice-Chairman), Cllr John Fletcher, Cllr Paul Kirton, Cllr Bill Noble, Cllr Fred Salt and Cllr Michael Smith
Officers:
Neil Ellison, Bill Trewick, Brian Buckley(DNS), Roy MacGregor, Peter Bell, Kirsty Wannop(LD)
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Steve Walmsley and Cllr Kevin Faulks,
Item Description Decision
Public
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44/08
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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45/08
MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 3RD NOVEMBER 2008, 1ST DECEMBER 2008 AND 15TH DECEMBER 2008
 
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MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 5TH JANUARY 2009.
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 5th January 2009 be forwarded to Council for consideration.
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47/08
MONITORING REPORTS
CONCLUDED that :-
1. The Monitoring Report for Sustainable School Travel be noted.
2. The Monitoring Report for Street Lighting be noted.
3. The Further information requested by Members be obtained and forwarded to Members.
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48/08
REVIEW OF HIGHWAY NETWORK MANAGEMENT/PARKING ON PAVEMENTS.
CONCLUDED that
1. The draft recommendations for the review of Highway Network Management/Parking on Pavements be agreed.
2. The Further information requested by Members be obtained and forwarded to Members.
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49/08
WORK PROGRAMME
CONCLUDED that the Work Programme be noted.
10.00am/12.45pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
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44/08
There were no interests declared.
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45/08
The minutes of the meetings held on 3rd November 2008, 1st December 2008 and 15th December 2008 were signed by the chair as a correct record.
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46/08
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 5th January 2009.
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47/08
Members were presented with Monitoring Reports on previously agreed recommendations for the review of Street Lighting and the Sustainable School Travel Strategy.

With Regard to the Sustainable School Travel Strategy, Neil Ellison (Group Leader Road Safety) was in attendance at the meeting and detailed:-
- The original recommendations
- Proposed actions/progress
- The responsible officer
- Date of proposed completion of the recommendations
- Evidence of progress to date
- Assessment of progress

Members were then given the opportunity to ask detailed questions on the monitoring report. Overall, Members were happy with the progress that had been made on the recommendations.

As part of the follow up work on the monitoring report Members requested the following information:-
- Schools that have not engaged to state whether they would like to be involved with the project.
- Members be kep up to date with the progress with the interactive mapping site which would allow parents and pupils to find sustainable routes.
- Update from the responsible officer for recommendation 10.

Members also requested that schools that had not engaged with the team regarding the Sustainable School Travel Strategy be sent further letters asking for confirmation.

With Regard to Street Lighting Brian Buckley, Group Leader Highway Network Management, was in attendance at the meeting and detailed:-
- The original recommendations
- Proposed Actions/progress
- The responsible officer
- Date of proposed completion of the recommendations
- Evidence of progress to date
- Assessment of progress

Members were then given the opportunity to ask detailed questions on the monitoring report. Overall Members were happy with the progress that had been made on the recommendations. It was noted that the dimming trials had went well and replacement of 1514 lighting cells had recently commenced.
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48/08
The Scrutiny Officer had previously circulated the draft recommendations for the review of Highway Network Management/Parking on Pavements. The Chairman detailed each of the draft recommendations. Members were then given the opportunity to ask questions and make comments on the draft recommendations.

Members made some minor amendments to the draft recommendations.

As part of the follow up work on the monitoring report members requested the following information:-
Members requested information regarding charging utility companies for not completing their jobs on time.
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49/08
Members discussed the Work Programme for the Committee.

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