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Agenda and decisions

Venue: To be held in the Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

Contact: Craig Rogerson, Democratic Services  Email: craig.rogerson@sheffield.gov.uk

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No. Item

2.

Apologies for Absence

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3.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To identify items where resolutions may be moved to exclude the press and public

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4.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Members to declare any interests they have in the business to be considered at the meeting

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5.

Public Questions and Petitions

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public

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6.

Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee Overview pdf icon PDF 19 MB

Executive Director, City Futures Portfolio to report

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7.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 712 KB

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance

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8.

Budget Monitoring Report Month 01, 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 466 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Commercial Services

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Decision:

8.1

This report brings the Committee up to date with the Council’s financial position as

at Month 1 2022/23. The report also reports the proposed budget timetable for the

development of the 2023/24 budget.

 

 

8.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1. notes the Council’s challenging financial position and the Month 1 position;

 

2. notes the budget timetable set out in the report including the requirement for the

Committee to plan to develop budget proposals over the course of the summer;

 

3. notes that the Strategy and Resources Committee agreed at its 31 May 2022 meeting to “require any Policy Committee that is forecasting an overspend on their budget to develop an action plan to address the overspend in-year and ask the Finance Sub-Committee to monitor both the development of any required action plans and delivery against them”; and

 

4. agrees to commission work from Officers to develop and implement plans to mitigate overspends and deliver stalled savings plans to bring forecast outturn back in line with budget,

 

 

8.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

8.3.1

Under section 25 of the Local Government Act 2003, the Chief Finance Officer of an authority is required to report on the following matters:

• the robustness of the estimates made for the purposes of determining its budget requirement for the forthcoming year; and

• the adequacy of the proposed financial reserves.

 

 

8.3.2

There is also a requirement for the authority to have regard to the report of the Chief Finance Officer when making decisions on its budget requirement and level of financial reserves.

 

 

8.3.3

By the law the Council must set and deliver a balanced budget, which is a financial plan based on sound assumptions which shows how income will equal spend over the short- and medium-term. This can take into account deliverable cost savings and/or local income growth strategies as well as useable reserves. However, a budget will not be balanced where it reduces reserves to unacceptably low levels and regard must be had to any report of the Chief Finance Officer on the required level of reserves under section 25 of the Local Government Act 2003, which sets obligations of adequacy on controlled reserves.

 

 

8.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

8.4.1

The Council is required to both set a balance budget and to ensure that in-year income and expenditure are balanced. No other alternatives were considered.

 

9.

Sheffield Local Transport Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Report of the Executive Director, City Futures Portfolio

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Decision:

9.1

This report outlines the proposed Local Transport Plan capital programme covering the current financial year and seeks approval to proceed with development and implementation of the proposals subject to the necessary capital programme and traffic/route management approvals being obtained.

 

 

9.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1. approves the proposed 2022/23 Local Transport Plan capital programme

and the indicative allocation as attached in Appendix A to the report, noting

that the 2022/23 programme includes items already approved as part of the

2021/22 Local Transport Plan capital programme that will continue to be

delivered this financial year; and

 

2. To the extent that reserved commissioning decisions are required in order to

progress these schemes to completion, delegates authority to make those

decisions to the Head of Strategic Transport, Sustainability and

Infrastructure.

 

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

9.3.1

The investment in local transport schemes will ultimately help to address the ambitions of Members and deliver against the requests of the Sheffield public, without reliance on external funding opportunities or incorporating these improvements into wider major investment projects. The primary objectives of the fund are detailed below:

 

 

9.3.2

The expected benefits from this fund are centred primarily on the community, with improved transport connectivity increasing mobility and accessibility, creating a greater sense of safety, enhancing the environmental amenity and improving health by supporting more active travel movements. In addition, there would be fewer road traffic collisions through design and modest associated mode shift.

 

 

9.3.3

The proposed transport capital programme balances the availability of funding sources with local and national policy to give a clear focus for the 2022/23 financial year. The proposed programme is extensive and ambitious which comes with its own challenges. The programme takes advantage of utilising external funding sources where possible to deliver impactful change to the transport system, considering environmental, economic and societal needs.

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

9.4.1

‘Do nothing’ has been considered, but is not considered appropriate as

this will result in projects not being delivered. Both the LaNTP and the

Road Safety Fund programmes would be not introduced, the opportunity for

economic, environmental and societal benefits would be missed.

 

9.4.2

It would also be possible to consider different schemes as part of the

programme. However, it is felt that the proposed programme achieves the

greatest balance of economic, environmental and societal benefits to the

communities and businesses in Sheffield.

 

10.

Double Yellow Lines – Wolseley Road/Staveley Road and Glover Road/London Road pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Executive Director, City Futures Portfolio

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Decision:

10.1

The report seeks approval for the Wolseley Road / Staveley Road and Glover Road /London Road cycle improvement schemes as shown in Appendix ‘A’ and ‘B’ of the report and seeks approval to make the associated Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO’s), with recommended amendments as detailed, subject to authorisation of the project through the capital gateway process.

 

10.1.1

The schemes form part of the Sheaf Valley Active travel route. The report sets out

the background to the scheme, consultation comments and officer

recommendations.

 

 

10.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1. approves the Wolseley Road / Staveley Road and Glover Road /London Road cycle improvement schemes, as shown in Appendix ‘A’ and Appendix ‘B’ of the report;

 

2. that the associated Traffic Regulation Orders as shown are made, subject

to authorisation of the project through the capital gateway process; and

 

3. that arrangements be made for the Members of this Committee to visit the Sheaf Valley Active travel route.

 

 

10.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

10.3.1

To ensure the two schemes, which contribute to the overall improvements on the ‘Sheaf Valley Cycle Corridor’ can be constructed when the contract is awarded.

 

 

10.3.2

Officers have considered alternative options involving representatives from ‘Cycle Sheffield’ and the previous Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport and on balance consider the proposals to be the best solutions to achieve the predicted benefits, maximising the benefits to the overall improvements to a key cycling route to and from the City Centre.

 

 

10.3.3

Officers have carried out a consultation with statutory consultees and frontages, making changes to parking and loading restrictions where possible.

 

 

10.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

10.4.1

Glover Road / London Road

The existing Glover Road bollard closure is regularly blocked by parked vehicles, to the extent where it is difficult to find a way through for cyclists approaching from either direction without dismounting. Access to and from the crossing area on London Road is also regularly blocked by vehicles parking on the corner of Glover Road and London Road. The solution promoted provides further waiting restrictions in and around these key locations but also provides a planter arrangement for the closure to motor vehicles which should allow the passage of cyclists even if the promoted additional waiting restrictions are blocked by vehicles.

 

An alternative option could be to provide a much larger closure, for example from the junction with London Road, to tackle some of the current issues, however officers have tried to balance the preferred option described above with the retention of some space for loading and parking. The revised scheme following discussions with local residents also provides some alternative parking to offset spaces lost around the new closure.

 

Promoting a different route away from Glover Road is not feasible given that this provides the most direct and relatively traffic free corridor to and from the City Centre, away from the busy London Road / Chesterfield Road corridor which is, and will continue to be promoted as a key  ...  view the full decision text for item 10.

11.

20mph Speed Limit Scheme in Crosspool pdf icon PDF 804 KB

Report of the Executive Director, City Futures Portfolio

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Decision:

11.1

To report details of the consultation response to proposals to introduce 20mph speed limits in Crosspool, report the receipt of objections to the Traffic Regulation

Order and set out the Council’s response.

 

 

11.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1.  agrees to make the Crosspool 20mph Speed Limit Orders as advertised, Speed Limit Order as amended in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

2. Inform objectors accordingly;

 

3. Introduce the proposed 20mph speed limits as advertised; and

 

4. Introduce part time, advisory, 20mph speed limits on part of Lydgate Lane.

 

 

11.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

11.3.1

The adoption of the Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy established the

principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits in all suitable residential areas. Reducing the speed of traffic in residential areas should, in the long term, reduce the number and severity of collisions, reduce the fear of accidents, encourage sustainable modes of travel and contribute towards the creation of a more pleasant, cohesive environment.

 

 

11.3.2

the former Executive Member made it clear that 20mph speed limits should continue to be introduced in residential areas in accordance with the City’s 20mph Speed Limit Strategy as funds allow.

 

 

11.3.3

Having considered the response from the public and other consultees it is recommended that the 20mph speed limit in Crosspool be implemented as, on balance, the benefits of the scheme in terms of safety or sustainability are considered to outweigh the concerns raised.

 

11.3.4

It is also recommended that a part time, advisory 20mph speed limit be introduced on Lydgate Lane outside Lydgate Primary school for the same reasons.

 

11.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

11.4.1

In light of the objection’s received consideration was given to recommending the retention of the existing speed limit in Crosspool. However, such a recommendation would run contrary to the delivery of the Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. This would also mean that pedestrian and cyclist safety would not be improved, and this would be detrimental to the Council’s Active Travel ambition and vision of Safer streets in our city.

 

12.

20mph Speed Limit Scheme in Woodseats pdf icon PDF 414 KB

Report of the Executive Director, City Futures Portfolio

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Decision:

12.1

To report details of the consultation response to proposals to introduce 20mph

speed limits in Woodseats, report the receipt of objections and set out the

Council’s response

 

 

12.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1. agrees to make the Woodseats 20mph Speed Limit Orders as advertised, Speed Limit Order as amended in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

2.Inform objectors accordingly;

 

3. Introduce the proposed 20mph speed limits; and

 

4. Introduce part time, advisory, 20mph speed limits on part of Chesterfield Road

 

 

12.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

12.3.1

The adoption of the Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy established the principle of introducing sign-only 20mph speed limits in all suitable residential areas. Reducing the speed of traffic in residential areas should, in the long term, reduce the number and severity of collisions, reduce the fear of accidents, encourage sustainable modes of travel and contribute towards the creation of a more pleasant, cohesive environment

 

 

12.3.2

The former Executive Member has made it clear that 20mph speed limits should continue to be introduced in residential areas in accordance with the City’s 20mph Speed Limit Strategy as funds allow.

 

 

12.3.3

Having considered the response from the public and other consultees it is recommended that the 20mph speed limit in Woodseats be implemented as, on balance, the benefits of the scheme in terms of safety or sustainability are considered to outweigh the concerns raised.

 

 

12.3.4

It is also recommended that a part time, advisory 20mph speed limit be introduced on Chesterfield Road outside Woodseats Primary school for the same reasons.

 

 

12.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

12.4.1

In light of the objections received consideration was given to recommending the retention of the existing speed limit in Woodseats. However, such a recommendation would run contrary to the delivery of the Sheffield 20mph Speed Limit Strategy. This would also mean that pedestrian and cyclist safety would not be improved, and this would be detrimental to the Council’s Active Travel ambition and vision of Safer streets in our city.

 

13.

Approval of the Humber River Basin District Flood Risk Management Plan pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Report of the Executive Director, City Futures Portfolio

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Decision:

13.1

Sheffield City Council is a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and flood Risk Management Authority (RMA) as described in the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.

These regulations require the RMAs to identify nationally significant flood risk areas (FRAs) and to prepare Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) for the FRAs that they identify. These plans are required to be reviewed on a 5-year cycle.

 

The latest FRMPs have been prepared by the Environment Agency working in partnership with LLFAs across England. The draft plans were published online in autumn 2021 and a public consultation was held from 22 October 2021 to 21 January 2022. Following broad support for the plans it has been agreed to publish the final plan in line with the draft document without changes.

 

Ahead of publication of the final plans in autumn 2022 the Environment Agency has requested that all LLFAs acknowledge our responsibility in writing for our part in the FRMPs and confirm we have internal approval for publication of certain information provided to the Environment Agency.

 

The report outlines how approval of the FRMP as proposed is to the benefit of the City of Sheffield and will fulfil our responsibilities under the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 in the preparation of an appropriate plan.

 

 

13.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate  Policy Committee:-

 

1. acknowledges the Council’s responsibility in writing, as requested by the Environment Agency, for our part, as Lead Local Flood Authority, in the Humber River Basin Flood Risk Management Plan; and

 

2. notes that this will fulfil our responsibilities under the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 to identify nationally significant Flood Risk Areas (FRAs) and to prepare Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) for the FRAs that they identify.

 

 

13.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

13.3.1

The Flood Risk Regulations 2009 require the Flood Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) to identify nationally significant flood risk areas (FRAs) and to prepare Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) for the FRAs that they identify. These plans are required to be reviewed on a 5-year cycle

 

 

13.3.2

The Environment Agency, given its strategic oversight of flood risk across England, has led on the production of the latest FRMPs. Sheffield City Council, in common with our fellow Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs), have worked with the Environment Agency in preparing these plans. Ahead of their publication of the finalised plans the Environment Agency has requested that all LLFAs acknowledge our responsibility in writing for our part in the FRMPs and confirm we internal approval for publication of certain information provided to the Environment Agency.

 

 

13.3.3

Sheffield City Council approval of the Humber River Basin FRMP confirms our ongoing commitment to deliver our flood programme and acknowledges our statutory responsibilities but does not place any direct addition duties or burdens on us in itself.

 

 

13.3.4

Were we not to endorse this plan, as prepared in partnership with the Environment Agency, we would be required by the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 to prepare our own. Significant revenue and resources would be required to  ...  view the full decision text for item 13.