Venue: Crompton Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions
Apologies For Absence
There were no apologies for absence received.
Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair
The Panel received an item of Urgent Business in regard to objections to the proposed prohibition of waiting on Franklin Street, Oldham.
Consideration of the proposal had been deferred from the Panel held on 14th November 2019 to allow Highways to test the placement and size of the time plates. Observations highlighted a number of time plates required to allow enforcement to take place had been removed, rendering the lines unenforceable. Objections had been received by Ward Members requesting the proposal be rescinded to allow work to be done with the residents to resolve the parking issues.
Discussions had been held with the Ward Members and Highways in regard to the issues. A happy medium was agreed by both parties, and it was proposed to introduce an additional single yellow line which would enable the time plates to be erected higher up the lighting columns and the existing poles would be replaced with longer ones to prevent motorists from removing the time plates.
Option 1: To approve the original proposal.
Option 2: To approve the amended proposal.
Option 3: Not to approve either proposal.
RESOLVED that, notwithstanding the objections received, the single yellow lines be introduce as amended to reflect Highway Officers preferred option.
Declarations of Interest
To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.
There were no declarations of interest received.
Public Question Time
To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.
There were no public questions received.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 14th November 2019 are attached for approval.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 14th November 2019 be approved as a correct record.
To consider 5 letters of objection and 1
letter of representation to the proposal to introduce time
The Panel gave consideration to a report regarding objections received to the introduction of time restricted parking along part of Beal Lane, Shaw.
Correspondence was received from local residents in the form of a petition containing 100 signatures which requested the introduction of time restricted parking along Beal Lane between Jubilee Street and Cheetham Street.
Th proposal had been approved under delegated powers on 16th September 2019 and subsequently advertised. 5 letters of objections, 1 letter of representation and a petition containing 113 signatures had been received. The basis of the objections was the detrimental impact the proposal would have on residential parking along Beal Lane for residents who want to park longer than the 3 hours and for Cheetham Street who would suffer the problems generated by displaced parking.
In light of the objections, there was no reason why the proposed length of time restricted parking could not be reduced along Beal Lane. Permits for residents on Cheetham Street was a possibility pending a viability study and funding being available.
Option 1: approve the proposal.
Option 2: rescind the proposal.
Option 3: to amend the proposal.
RESOLVED that, notwithstanding the objections received, the time restricted parking be amended and reduced along Beal Lane to cover property numbers 77 to 97.
To consider 3 letters of objection to the
current proposal to introduce a Prohibition of Waiting Order in the
form of double yellow lines
Consideration was given to a report regarding objections received to the introduction of double yellow lines on Victoria Street, Shaw.
Correspondence was received regarding problematic parking on Victoria Street within close proximity to its junction with Rochdale Road. Observations revealed vehicles parked in close proximity to the junction caused motorists to either reverse back along Victoria Street or out to Rochdale Road creating a highways safety issue.
The proposal had been approved under delegated powers on 26th March 2019 and subsequently advertised. 3 letters of objections had been received. The basis of the objections was due to parking already being an issue for residents in the area and that traffic flow would increase as motorists used the route as a rat race.
In light of the objections, there was no reason why the proposed length of waiting restrictions could not be reduced on the east side to 10 metres from 19 metres. The reduction would enforce rule 243 of the Highway Code which restricts motorists from stopping and parking opposite or within 10 metres of a junction.
Option 1: to approve the original proposal.
Option 2: not to approve the original proposal.
Option 2: to amend the original proposal.
RESOLVED that, notwithstanding the objections received, the double yellow lines be introduced on both sides of Victoria Street from its junction with Rochdale Road for a distance of 10 metres in a southernly direction.