Agenda and draft minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 28th October 2020 6.00 p.m.

Venue: THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING

Contact: Jenny Kay, Democratic Services - email  jkay@lancaster.gov.uk 

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Items
No. Item

The Chair adjourned the meeting at 18.03pm to enable those members experiencing technical issues to join the meeting. The meeting reconvened at 18.20pm.

14.

Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting held on 16th September, 2020 (previously circulated). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 16th September 2020, were agreed as a correct record.

 

It was noted that the minutes would be signed by the Chair when the minute book was available. 

15.

Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

16.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda. 

Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting). 

Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting. 

In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct. 

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made.

17.

Lancaster City Centre Movement and Public Realm Strategy

The County Council Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport and Officers from Lancashire County Council have been invited to attend the meeting.

Minutes:

Andrew Hewitson, Policy Officer of Lancashire County Council, provided a presentation on the Lancaster City centre Movement and Public Realm Strategy.

 

The main issues contained within the presentation were:

 

·       Route Options Report

·       Strategy Structure

·       Baseline Assessment

·       Ease of Movement – Pedestrians

·       Ease of Movement – Motor Traffic

·       Ease of Movement – Cycling

·       Ease of Movement – Bus Services

·       Implications for City Centre Movement and Public Realm Strategy

·       Opportunities

·       Route Options

·       Consultation

 

Following the presentation members raised a number of issues with the officers from Lancashire County Council, including: where the funding would come from, where the traffic would move to should the plans go ahead and the implications it would cause for local residents should the bus station be removed.

 

Members also asked questions to the officers from Lancashire County Council relating to: parking on the sea front and vehicles parking on the pavement and therefore restricting space for pedestrians and wheelchair users.

 

Resolved :-

 

That the officers from Lancashire County Council be thanked for their attendance at the meeting.

 

 

18.

Work Programme Report pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the Chief Executive. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the updated Work Programme.

 

The Democratic Support Officer advised that there had been a request to delay the November 2020 Crime and Disorder meeting, which had not been scheduled yet, until after the new year due to the implications caused by COVID 19.  The Committee noted the amendment to the Work Programme.

 

The Committee also requested that the Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Housing attend the next meeting of the Committee to discuss the housing LATCO. 

 

The Chair thanked everyone who had attended and contributed to the meeting.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)   That the report, with the updates provided orally at the meeting, be noted.

 

(2)   That the Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Housing be invited to attend the next meeting of the Committee to discuss the housing LATCO.