Agenda, decisions and minutes

Keighley Area Committee - Thursday, 23rd June, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Keighley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jane Lythgow 

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Chair for the Municipal Year 2022/2023.

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Brown be appointed Chair of Keighley Area Committee for the municipal year 2022/2023.

 

Action: Interim City Solicitor

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Brown be appointed Chair of Keighley Area Committee for the municipal year 2022/2023.

 

Action: Interim City Solicitor

2.

APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CHAIR (Standing Order 35)

To appoint a Deputy Chair for the Municipal Year 2022-2023.

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Ali be appointed Deputy Chair of Keighley Area Committee for the 2022/2023 municipal year.

 

Action: Interim City Solicitor

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That Councillor Ali be appointed Deputy Chair of Keighley Area Committee for the 2022/2023 municipal year.

 

Action: Interim City Solicitor

3.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

Decision:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

4.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2022 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2022 be signed as a correct record.

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2022 be signed as a correct record.

 

5.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Decision:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

6.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

To hear questions from electors within the District on any matter this is the responsibility of the Committee. 

 

Questions must be received in writing by the City Solicitor in Room 112, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY, by mid-day on Tuesday 21 June 2022.

 

(Jane Lythgow - 01274 432270)

 

Decision:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions submitted by the public.

 

7.

DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2022 - 2023

Recommended –

 

That the meetings of Keighley Area Committee for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-23 be held at 1800 hours on the following dates –

 

21 July 2022

1 September 2022

13 October 2022

17 November 2022

15 December 2022

2 February 2023

16 March 2023

 

Jane Lythgow – 01274 432270

 

Decision:

Resolved - 

 

That the meetings of Keighley Area Committee for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-23 be held at 1800 hours on the following dates –

 

21 July 2022

1 September 2022

13 October 2022

17 November 2022

15 December 2022

2 February 2023

16 March 2023

 

Action: Interim City Solicitor

Minutes:

 

 

Resolved - 

 

That the meetings of Keighley Area Committee for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-23 be held at 1800 hours on the following dates –

 

21 July 2022

1 September 2022

13 October 2022

17 November 2022

15 December 2022

2 February 2023

16 March 2023

 

Action: Interim City Solicitor

8.

OTLEY ROAD/CARR LANE, EAST MORTON - OBJECTION TO A PROPOSED SPEED LIMIT REDUCTION pdf icon PDF 338 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “A”) considers one objection received from a local resident to a proposed speed limit reduction on Otley Rd/Carr Lane, East Morton. The local resident is objecting to the multiple changes in speed limit over a relatively short length of road. 

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the objection be overruled.

 

2.    That the proposed speed limit order be implemented.

 

3.    That the objector be advised accordingly.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Simon D’Vali – 01274 434674)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

1.    That the objection be overruled.

 

2.    That the proposed speed limit order be implemented.

 

3.    That the objector be advised accordingly.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “A”) considered an objection received from a local resident to a proposed speed limit reduction on Otley Rd/Carr Lane, East Morton. The local resident was objecting to the multiple changes in speed limit over a relatively short length of road and her representative addressed the meeting to clarify the issues raised.

 

The objector’s concerns and corresponding officer comments contained in Document “A” were noted.

 

Resolved –

 

1.    That the objection be overruled.

 

2.    That the proposed speed limit order be implemented.

 

3.    That the objector be advised accordingly.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

9.

STEETON WITH EASTBURN - PETITION REGARDING PERMIT PARKING SCHEME pdf icon PDF 749 KB

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report (Document “B”) which considers a petition the signatories of which claim the Steeton with Eastburn permit parking scheme is too restricting to residents and should be either abandoned or amended.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the petitioners’ concerns be noted and no further action be taken.

 

2.    That the petitioners be advised accordingly.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Simon D’Vali – 01274 434674)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

1.    That, in light of the issues raised by residents in Steeton with Eastburn, the Executive be requested to amend the Parking Policy to increase the number of visitors permitted to park at any one time.

 

2.    That a sum of £7,000 be allocated from devolved budgets to allow the amendment of the Traffic Regulation Order permitting parking in Steeton with Eastburn.

 

3.    That the Strategic Director, Place, be requested to review the existing Traffic Regulation Order to increase the hours of permitted parking in the Steeton with Eastburn parking scheme. 

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place, presented a report (Document “B”) which considered a petition the signatories of which claimed the Steeton with Eastburn permit parking scheme was too restricting to residents and should be either abandoned or amended.

 

The petition had been referred for consideration by the Committee at the Council meeting held on 25 January 2022.  The petitioner addressed the meeting to report a call by residents for the scheme to be amended.

 

She explained the difficulties which had arisen following the scheme’s implementation including that residents were unable to have more than one visitor at a time to their properties regardless of the availability of parking places.  She referred to incidents at Christmas or other celebratory occasions; the inability of friends to call and subsequent isolation caused and the number of residents requiring assistance from professional services and carers who were suffering because of the limitations on visitors to their homes.

 

It was stressed that the online system for permits was not helpful for people who could not access the internet or at times when the computer systems had failed. Residents were unsure if they would be charged for the permits and it was felt that the scheme, in the whole, had not been dealt with well.  

 

In response to the reference to parking by station users it was reported that this was not a problem in the area.

 

It was suggested that officers should visit the area to review the scheme and gather feedback from residents and Members were urged to amend the scheme.

 

The Strategic Director, Place, in attendance at the meeting, explained that the Council’s Highways Service had installed the scheme but it was Parking Services which had written the policy.  It was confirmed that the scheme had been in place for nine months and the rationale for the scheme was that parking from the local hospital was impacting on residents’ ability to park in the area.  It was agreed that a review of the scheme could be undertaken but amendments would be required to the parking policy resolved by the Council’s Executive Committee.

 

A Member familiar with the area acknowledged that there was a need for parking issues to be addressed, however, he felt that the way the scheme had been administered was problematic.  Parking Services had not sought the views of local residents and the scheme needed to be amended to be fit for purpose.  He urged the committee to consider increasing the number of visitors that the permits allowed and amend the hours of operation.  It was requested that a sum of £7,000 be allocated to amend the existing Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)and improve the scheme.

 

In response the Strategic Director confirmed that the committee could allocate resources to amend the TRO through its’ devolved budget but could not make changes to the district wide parking policy.  Those changes would need to be referred to the Council’s Executive Committee.

 

Resolved –

 

1.    That, in light of the issues raised by residents in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

COWPASTURE ROAD, ILKLEY - PETITION REQUESTING MEASURES TO ADDRESS SPEEDING pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report (Document “C”) which considers a petition requesting the provision of safety (speed) cameras or road humps on Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, to prevent drivers from speeding.

 

The petition’s title page is attached as Appendix 1 to this report.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That Cowpasture Road form part of the proposed 20mph zone which Ilkley Town Council and Bradford Council have agreed to fund.

 

2.    The lead petitioner be advised accordingly.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Simon D’Vali – 01274 434674)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

1.    That the plans to include Cowpasture Road in the proposed 20mph zone be welcomed.

 

2.    That the West Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership be requested to consider the amendment of the Safety Camera Deployment criteria and the Strategic Director, Place, be requested to provide a future report when the issue has been progressed.

 

3.    That the suggestion that speed restrictions on Moor Road be reduced to 30mph until linked to Cowpasture Road we welcomed.

 

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place, presented a report (Document “C”) which considered a petition requesting the provision of safety (speed) cameras or road humps on Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, to prevent drivers from speeding.

 

The petition’s title page was attached as Appendix 1 to Document “C and the petitioner addressed the meeting to outline the concerns of residents’.  He reported that he had witnessed traffic travelling at excessive speeds in the location and he feared that it was only a matter of time before someone was killed in the area It was explained that large secondary school was located on Cowpasture Road; a child had been run over recently and within the previous six months two dogs had been hit by traffic.  It was suggested that accidents were endemic and the way drivers behaved was worsening. 

 

Members were reminded that the area Cowpasture Road was located within a conservation area and it was suggested that historic areas could be improved by the removal of traffic. 

 

The petitioner proposed that traffic calming measures such as speed cameras or speed bumps be installed on Cowpasture Lane to prevent speeding at that location. It was believed that stemming the flow of traffic would cause issues although residents would be happy with short diversions if speeds were reduced.  It was reported that recent speed checks had seen 13 drivers fined for speeding but felt that occasional speed checks were not sufficient to address the issues and it was requested that traffic calming measures, including the erection of bollards at the school location, be installed.

 

In response to questions about the preference for physical deterrents or reductions in permitted speeds it was explained that even with a limit of 30mph traffic still travelled through the area at 60mph and above.

 

A Member suggested that nothing slowed traffic more than the installation of speed cameras and questioned the criteria for cameras to be installed. 

 

In response the Strategic Director, Place, reported that he was working in a partnership including the five local authorities and the police which was guided by Government.  The Department for Transport was in the process of revising the criteria for the deployment of safety cameras but amendments would require the agreement of all parties.  There had been criticism that cameras could not be installed until speed related injury had occurred; the Council’s Highways did consider schemes using local evidence but currently were constrained by Government policy which precluded Cowpasture Road.  The issues raised by the petitioner were acknowledged and was the rationale for the installation of a pedestrian crossing outside of the secondary school. It was suggested that a further report be presented if the criteria for safety cameras was revised.  In the interim the area could be included in the 20mph zone which Ilkley Town Council and Bradford Council have agreed to fund.

 

A Member queried if speed strips had been installed on Cowpasture Road to check if excessive speeding was taking place or there was merely a perception of speed.  It  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

KEIGHLEY SAFER ROADS DEVOLVED BUDGET pdf icon PDF 574 KB

The Strategic Director, Place, will present a report (Document “D”) which seeks approval for a programme of Safer Roads schemes in the Keighley area for 2022/23.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2022/23 listed in Appendix 2 to Document “D” be approved.

 

2.    That the proposed programme of Traffic Management schemes for 2022/23 listed in Appendix 3 to Document “D” be approved.

 

3.    That the progression of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2021/22 listed in Appendix 4 to Document “D” be noted.

 

4.    That the proposed programme of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2022/23 listed in Appendix 5 to Document “D” be approved.

 

5.    That it be agreed that any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures linked to the processing of traffic calming measures or pedestrian crossing facilities which become necessary to implement the chosen schemes be approved for processing and advertising subject to the scheme details being agreed with the local Ward Members.

 

6.    That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be implemented as advertised.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Simon D’Vali – 01535 618375)

 

 

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

With the amendments agreed and recorded in the minutes of the meeting -

 

1.    That the programme of Casualty Reduction schemes for 2022/23 listed in Appendix 2 to Document “D” be approved.

 

2.    That the proposed programme of Traffic Management schemes for 2022/23 listed in Appendix 3 to Document “D” be approved.

 

3.    That the progression of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2021/22 listed in Appendix 4 to Document “D” be noted.

 

4.    That the proposed programme of Traffic Regulation Order schemes for 2022/23 listed in Appendix 5 to Document “D” be approved.

 

5.    That it be agreed that any Traffic Regulation Orders, or any legal procedures linked to the processing of traffic calming measures or pedestrian crossing facilities which become necessary to implement the chosen schemes be approved for processing and advertising subject to the scheme details being agreed with the local Ward Members.

 

6.    That any valid objections to the advertised Traffic Regulation Orders, traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be submitted to this Area Committee for consideration or in the event of there being no valid objections the Traffic Regulation Orders be sealed and implemented and the traffic calming or pedestrian facilities be implemented as advertised.

 

7.    That The Strategic Director, Place, be requested to present a report explaining the number of vacancies in the Council’s Highways Service and how subsequent budget savings were being utilised.  

 

 

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Regeneration and Environment

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director, Place, (Document “D”) sought approval for a programme of Safer Roads schemes in the Keighley area for 2022/23.

 

The Strategic Director apologised to Members for being unable to discuss the proposals included in the report before they were presented and assured them he would discuss the schemes in their individual wards prior to implementation.

 

It was explained that an amendment since the production of the report was that £85,000 of the budget was now required to be used to complete the previous years’ ongoing schemes.  It was agreed that the previous schemes requiring the additional funding would be discussed with Members after the meeting. 

 

Keighley Area Casualty Reduction schemes recommended for approval were contained in Appendix 2 to Document “D” and were to a total value of £125,000.  

 

Appendices to the report also included an outstanding list of Traffic Regulation Order including those recommended for inclusion in the 2022/23 Area-Wide Traffic Regulation Order.  It was explained that each of the proposals would have arisen from a request from a Councillor or members of the public and those containing little details would be discussed with Ward Members.  The proposals were combined into one TRO to maintain the successful initiative of promoting a constituency wide TRO and in the interests of economy. 

 

In response to questions about the costs of an individual TRO it was confirmed the that the staffing and other costs totalled £7,000.  The constituency wide order was utilised but, in the interests of economy and to prevent the costly procedure to contest objections, the schemes which were opposed would be removed from the order.  The list was contained at Appendix 5 to the report and the schemes highlighted were those which were recommended. 

 

A Member suggested the substitution of schemes contained in Appendix 5 but was advised that those schemes required separate TROs due to the nature of works required.  It was agreed that the works suggested at Surrey Street (installation of a one-way traffic system) could be included in the Appendix 2 Reserve List for Casualty Reduction Schemes for 2022/23.

 

The 20mph speed restrictions in Exley were discussed.  It was reported that the speed limit was not being adhered to and it was requested that measures to make the restriction more visible be implemented.  It was agreed that signage was required and it was agreed that discussions would be held with Members after the meeting.

 

A Member suggested that the installation of a traffic island on the A65 junction with Easby Road, Ilkley be added to the reserve list in Appendix 2 and questioned why the extension of double yellow lines at Kings Road/Easby Drive, Ilkley had not been recommended.  In response it was agreed that the pedestrian island suggested would be added to the reserve list in Appendix 2 and the Kings Road/Easby Drive would be included in the constituency wide TRO.   Following an additional request, it was agreed to add proposals for double yellow lines at  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

KEIGHLEY LOCALITY PLAN 2022-2025 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

The Strategic Director, Place, will present Document “E” which reports that the Locality Plan for Keighley has been developed in consultation with a wide variety of partners, community groups and residents with the aim of ensuring that the voices of all communities in the area are heard. This has included specific targeting to ensure the views of minority groups and those whose voices are seldom heard, are engaged in the process. The draft Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25 is appended to Document “E” for approval.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the draft Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, contained at Appendix A to Document “E”, be approved.

 

2.    That the Keighley Area Co-ordinator be requested to present a progress report to the Area Committee in 6 months-time, setting out the progress and achievements made for each of the priorities detailed in the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, including the six Ward Plans.

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

(Jonathan Hayes – 01535 618008)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

1.    That the draft Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, contained at Appendix A to Document “E”, be approved.

 

2.    That the Keighley Area Co-ordinator be requested to present a progress report to the Area Committee in 6 months-time, setting out the progress and achievements made for each of the priorities detailed in the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, including the six Ward Plans.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

Minutes:

The Strategic Director, Place, presented Document “E” which reported that the Locality Plan for Keighley had been developed in consultation with a wide variety of partners, community groups and residents with the aim of ensuring that the voices of all communities in the area were heard. Those measures had included specific targeting to ensure the views of minority groups and those whose voices were seldom heard, were engaged in the process.

 

The draft Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25 was appended to Document “E” for approval.

 

Members were reminded that a report presented to Members in March 2022 had outlined the format and priorities of the Locality Plan.  Document “E” included the work conducted with Members and partners to translate those priorities into actions and indicators. Ward Plans were included in the draft report and officers were thanked for their input and work which would be conducted to implement the plans. 

 

It was explained that, following a suggestion by the Corporate Management Team, the report included a new introduction which provided a description of the great things occurring in the area; the investments being made and the positive work being conducted.

 

A Member questioned the resources and budget available and it was explained that the budget was limited and mainly found from existing Council and partner resources.  It was acknowledged that resources were enhanced when working together with partners.  Investment into the area was being made via the Towns Fund and it was hoped that the successful City of Culture bid would provide additional funds. 

 

A Member raised an example of poor multi-agency working he had heard and assurances were provided that there were good working relationships between all partners.  Very good relationships had been developed with the two primary care providers in the area and efforts to co-ordinate funds across the district were made.

 

It was noted that the plan mentioned voluntary sector partners by name and it was requested that this be amended to remove their names and refer to local providers only.

 

A Member questioned if the title of the plan would be the Keighley Locality Plan or the Keighley Constituency Locality Plan and it was explained that the title was in the gift of Members.  It was confirmed that the plan was in draft format and was presented at the meeting for Member approval. 

 

Resolved –

 

1.    That the draft Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, contained at Appendix A to Document “E”, be approved.

 

2.    That the Keighley Area Co-ordinator be requested to present a progress report to the Area Committee in 6 months-time, setting out the progress and achievements made for each of the priorities detailed in the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, including the six Ward Plans.

 

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: Corporate

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place