Access, Parking and Transport Strategy for Southend
- Meeting of Place Scrutiny Committee, Monday, 8th October, 2018 6.30 pm (Item 335.)
- View the declarations of interest for item 335.
- View the background to item 335.
Minute 266 (Cabinet Book 1, Agenda Item No. 10)
Called-in by Councillors Wexham, Mulroney, Terry and Woodley
A copy of the full report by Steer, Davies, Gleave has been placed in the Members Area. A copy can be accessed here.
The Committee considered Minute 266 of Cabinet held on 18th September 2018, which had been called in for scrutiny together with the report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) updating Members on the report recently produced by Steer Davies Gleave entitled the “Borough-wide Parking and Access Strategy” and proposals for a wider “Access, Parking and Transport Strategy for Southend”.
The Cabinet Member for Infrastructure provided the following points for clarification:
i) the report by Steer, Davies, Gleave was an external specialist report;
ii) the recommendations in the Steer Davies Gleave report would be reviewed by the newly formed Working Party as part of the development of the Access, Parking and Transport Strategy for Southend;
iii) for the avoidance of doubt, the recommendations of the newly formed Working Party would be the subject of consultation, and the final recommendations would then be considered through the Council’s decision making and scrutiny processes. Only then would the Access, Parking and Transport Strategy for Southend become Council Policy;
iv) In the first sentence of Cabinet Resolution 4 below, the Strategy referred to means the Borough-wide Parking and Access Strategy produced by Steer Davies Gleave; and
v) The first 5 words of Cabinet Resolution 6 below lack precision and should be replaced by the following: - “To support the development of the Council’s Access, Parking and Transport Strategy for Southend….”
In response to questions regarding improved accessibility for emergency services and residents, the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure:-
a) gave his assurance that these would be included as part of the review; and
b) confirmed that he was content for the proposed terms of reference of the Working Party to refer throughout to the Borough, rather than referring to Southend.
That the following recommendations of Cabinet, as amended (see underlined text), be noted:
Note: This a Council Function.
Cabinet Member: Cllr Moring
- Report of Deputy Chief Executive (Place), item 335. PDF 127 KB
- Appendix 1, item 335. PDF 330 KB
- Appendices 2 and 3, item 335. PDF 63 KB