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Reinstatement of Coppergate Traffic Restrictions - Approval to Advertise

Meeting: 30/06/2016 - Executive (Item 10)

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This report sets out progress and seeks approval for a revised proposal for the reintroduction of a camera enforced traffic restriction on Coppergate following a more detailed investigation and receipt of legal advice.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  That the Executive approve:

(i)           The advertising of a revised Traffic Regulation Order, as set out in Option 2 of the report. The revised TRO will seek to:

·                        change the exemption to the Coppergate (Local Bus Priority) TRO from “except taxis and Private Hire vehicles” to “except permit holders”, and to define taxi and private hire vehicle operators as “permit holders”

·                        change the hours of operation to 8am to 6pm (as approved previously)

·                        tidy drafting to resolve previous criticisms from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.

(ii)          An extended consultation process as outlined in paragraphs 12 and 13 of the report.

Reason:   (i)        To enable the introduction of the scheme in a manner that is compliant with the traffic signing regulations and accurately conveys the meaning of the TRO.

   (ii)          To facilitate greater participation in the consultation process for this scheme in response to the previous significant interest and provide for wider understanding of the proposal for key stakeholders.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which set out progress on and sought to gain approval for a revised proposal for the reintroduction of a camera enforced traffic restriction on Coppergate, following detailed investigations and legal advice.

It was noted that following examination by Counsel and, to enable the restrictions to be more effectively signed, a re-drafted Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) was proposed to provide clarity for drivers and to address issues raised by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT).

Officers confirmed that the revised 8am – 6pm hours of operation had been proposed in order to align the hours of operation with adjacent streets.

Consideration was given to the following options:

Option 1 – proceed with the already approved decision from last October. This is not the recommended option as there was uncertainty as to the ability to adequately sign the TRO to convey the meaning of the TRO taking into account the previous criticism from the TPT.

Option 2 – approve the advertising of a revised TRO as outlined in the report (i.e. permit holders and rewording of the TRO content). This was the recommended option as it provided a firm foundation on which to take the scheme forward for consultation.

Resolved:  That the Executive approve:

(i)           The advertising of a revised Traffic Regulation Order, as set out in Option 2 of the report. The revised TRO will seek to:

·                        change the exemption to the Coppergate (Local Bus Priority) TRO from “except taxis and Private Hire vehicles” to “except permit holders”, and to define taxi and private hire vehicle operators as “permit holders”

·                        change the hours of operation to 8am to 6pm (as approved previously)

·                        tidy drafting to resolve previous criticisms from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal.

(ii)          An extended consultation process as outlined in paragraphs 12 and 13 of the report. 1.

Reason:   (i)        To enable the introduction of the scheme in a manner that is compliant with the traffic signing regulations and accurately conveys the meaning of the TRO.

   (ii)          To facilitate greater participation in the consultation process for this scheme in response to the previous significant interest and provide for wider understanding of the proposal for key stakeholders.

 


 

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