Agenda item

Work Programme

Report of the Interim Director of Legal and Governance.



The Committee received a report containing the Committee’s work programme for consideration and discussion.  The aim of the work programme was to show all known, substantive agenda items for forthcoming meetings of the Committee, to enable this committee, other committees, officers, partners, and the public to plan their work with and for the committee.  It was highlighted that this was a live document and Member input to it was invaluable.  Sections 2.1 in the report; references from council and petitions were noted.


Councillor Gamble-Pugh made reference to the two referrals that had been made by the North Local Area Committee.  One referral was around the Policy on Speed on Rural Roads.  Stannington Councillors had been contacted requesting a reduction of speed limits on Rails Road, Swift Street and Chapel Street.  It was believed it raised wider questions about the approaches to speed on rural roads.    The second referral was about the Policy on Residents Parking Schemes.  East Ecclesfield councillors had been contacted by residents of Smith Street, Chapeltown requesting a residents parking scheme.  A survey had shown a very high level of support however Members of the LAC had been told no residents schemes were possible outside of the city centre.


Councillor Gamble-Pugh was of the view that the policies needed to be reviewed.


The Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure advised that the Parking Strategy previously agreed was to deal with the pressures around the City Centre.  A further discussion would be needed around Policy development to give people clearer information and what priority order the schemes were dealt in.


The Head of Strategic Transport and Infrastructure advised that he was happy to have a discussion and give clarity on the process and what could be done.


Councillor Andrew Sangar urged the Governance Committee to ensure that the Policy Committee’s work programmes were manageable.


The Chair advised that the Governance Committee were taking on the concerns as part of the review.


Councillor Craig Gamble-Pugh was disappointed that the committee had not yet been able to discuss Climate issues.




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


1.    that the Committee’s work programme, as set out in Appendix 1 be agreed, including any additions and amendments identified in Part 1;

2.    that consideration be given to the further additions or adjustments to the work programme presented at Part 2 of Appendix 1;

3.    that Members give consideration to any further issues to be explored by officers for inclusion in Part 2 of Appendix 1 of the next work programme report, for potential addition to the work programme; and

4.    that the referrals from Council and Local Area Committees (petition and resolutions) detailed in Section 2 of the report be noted and the proposed responses set out be agreed.


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