Greenwich Council

Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Matthew Clare and Danny Thorpe.

2.

Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

3.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the list of Councillors’ memberships as Council appointed representatives on outside bodies, joint committees and school governing bodies be noted.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2016.

 

No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.

Minutes:

Resolved -

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Highways Committee held on 28 January 2016 be agreed and signed as a true and accurate record.

5.

Local (Transport) Implementation Plan Programme 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 46 KB

The Committee is requested to note the Council’s 2016/17 Local (Transport) Implementation Plan works programme following confirmation of funding from Transport for London (TfL).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Transport Planner presented the report to the Committee, highlighting the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s (Royal Borough) 2016/17 Local (Transport) Implementation (LIP) Plan programme following confirmation of funding from Transport for London (TfL).

 

The Committee noted the report, and that the funding had been allocated to the Council to implement the LIP works programme during 2016/17.

 

In response to questions raised, the Assistant Director (Transportation) informed the Committee that that the Council’s bid for grant to undertake works at the Greenwich Town Centre was unsuccessful because it was understood that boroughs could have more than one highway scheme in progress during submission.  However, that had proved not to be the case and the Council would be resubmitting its bid in September 2016, subject to funding streams continuing.

 

It was also clarified to the Committee that in order to meet agreed targets and objectives, there would be a balanced approach in highways development and maintenance work across the Royal Borough.  The Assistant Director stated that funding would be allocated to complete the final stage of proposed works under the Eltham High Street Major Scheme.  Plans were in place to deliver the Bus Priority programme in Plumstead and Woolwich in time for the implementation of the proposed Crossrail Station.  There would be improvements to footways, footpaths, and bus priority lanes.  It was stated that a roll-out programme in relation to 20mph initiative and the car club programme would continue across the Royal Borough.  However, as there were not many bridges in the Royal Borough, it was unlikely that the Council would receive large amounts of funding under the Bridge Assessment and Strengthening Programme Settlement initiative.

 

The Principal Transport Planner added that the borough-wide cycling map on Council’s website was now smartphone compatible.  It was stated that as part of the Cycling programme, improvements would be made to passages along Thames Path in Greenwich, and that plans were in place to link routes along identified areas in Charlton and Woolwich Riverside wards.  The Committee also received clarification that new electric vehicle charging bays would be erected in Thamesmead, New Eltham and Woolwich, but that the number of electric charging points across the Royal Borough would depend on the model to be implemented by the Council.  The Assistant Director added that the Council hoped to learn from findings of a pilot programme of electric charging points that was taking place in parts of London.

 

In light of a concern, the Committee received an assurance from the Principal Transport Planner that the proposed works would be implemented in accordance with established guidelines and consultation processes.  It was stated that training and education programmes aimed at changing behaviours in relation to road safety would be developed, and schemes would be initiated to facilitate travel planning with schools and businesses across the Royal Borough.

 

Resolved –

 

That the report be noted.

6.

Local Implementation Plan Performance Indicators - 2014/15 update pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Committee is requested to note the most recent Local (transport) Implementation Plan (LIP) performance indicators results for Royal Greenwich for the financial year to 2014/15.

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted a report presented by the Principal Transport Planner on performance outcomes for the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s (Royal Borough) in relation to the Local (transport) implementation Plan (LIP) for period 2014/15.

 

In response to a question, the Principal Transport Planner advised the Committee that the Royal Borough LIP consisted of long-term targets against core transport indicators up to 2015-26.  It was confirmed that the performance information for the period 2014-15 was derived from published data by Transport for London (TfL).

 

Resolved –

 

That the report be noted.