Agenda

Venue: Civic Centre, Gravesend, Kent

Contact: Committee Section  Email: committee.section@gravesham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

To sign the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 79 KB

3.

To declare any interests members may have in the items contained on this agenda. When declaring an interest members should state what their interest is.

4.

To consider whether any items in Part A of the agenda should be considered in private or those (if any) in Part B in public

5.

Report back items outstanding from previous meeting(s)

Minute 124. Corner Protection (Yellow Lines) at the junction of Cob Drive and Forge Lane - Requested by Cllr Bob Lane

County Cllr Sweetland advised he had a Member Highways Grant and would be happy to use this resource to pay for the installation of double yellow lines on the corner at the junction of Cob Lane and Forge Lane in Shorne. However, he only made this offer if the work could be carried out within a reasonable timescale of 4 months.

Minute 125. Regular Parking Enforcement - Requested by Cllr Bob Lane

Cllr Lane noted that this subject had already been discussed and he would await information from the Parking Services Manager in relation to CEO visits to parishes.

Minute 127. The Hill, Northfleet - Speeding issues and Accidents - Requested by Cllr PeterScollard

The Programme Manager Schemes, Planning & Delivery (KCC) clarified that KCC do liaise regularly with Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC) to make sure highways improvement proposals marry up.

The Programme Manager Schemes, Planning & Delivery (KCC) advised that a fixed speed camera option will be discussed with the relevant KCC department and the outcome will be reported back to the Board.

A response was received on behalf of Matthew Payne which is set out below:

Thank you for your letter of 24 January 2020 regarding safety cameras in Kent.

In the past five years three camera enforcement devices were installed in Kent. An average Speed Camera system was installed at A28 Brooksend, Thanet, with Red Light monitoring cameras installed at two locations, Cheriton Road Folkestone and A254 Margate Road/Princes Road, Ramsgate. These were all installed following clear evidence emerging that speed related crashes at those locations could be reduced by the introduction of enforcement by cameras.

The Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership do not normally sanction the introduction of cameras where there is no clear evidence that they would reduce serious or fatal speed related crashes, over a 1.5km stretch of road, in a three-year period. The criteria for safety cameras can be found at the safety camera partnership website – www.kmscp.org.

There are no plans at the moment to change these criteria, which are very similar across the country, but officers have been asked to investigate the area of The Hill, Northfleet as requested.

Thank you for raising this matter and I hope that this answers your questions.

Yours sincerely

Michael Payne
Member for Tonbridge
Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
Kent County Council

Minute  134.   RedRoute Buses – deferred from last meeting

In the absence of Mr Jason Mee – Director (Transport Operative) for RedRoute Buses, the Chair deferred this item to the next meeting of the Board.

Please see agenda item 6

Minute 135. Highways Works Programme 2019/20 onwards (Information only)

The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) will look into the Lion roundabout issues raised by Cllr Hills; including a stop sign where vehicles exit Dering Way. The District Manager – Gravesham (KCC) will report back to Cllr  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

6.

RedRoute Buses - deferred from last meeting

Arriva are regularly invited to present information about their service and answer questions but some routes in the Borough are served by Redroute buses. Therefore, the Redroute Bus Company Ltd has been invited to attend the meeting.

7.

Reports from Officers

7a

Highways Works Programme 2019/20 onwards (Information only) pdf icon PDF 150 KB

7b

Fastrack Update pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Additional documents:

7c

Notice of Intention for installing/removing disabled bays at various locations across the Borough pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Additional documents:

8.

Issues raised by Councillors with the approval of the Chair

None.

9.

Any Other Business which by reason of special circumstances the Chair is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.

10.

Exclusion

To move, if required, that pursuant to Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded from any items included in Part B of the agenda because it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted that if members of the public are present during those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

PART B
Items likely yo be considered in Private
None