Agenda and draft minutes

Joint Transportation Board
Thursday, 16th September, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: James Clapson 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 87 KB

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 213 KB

4.

Highways Forward Works Programme: 2021/22 and 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 426 KB

    Minutes:

    Mr Valek, Thanet District Manager, KCC Highways, Transportation and Waste Service introduced the report which provided an update on schemes approved for construction in 2021/22 and 2022/23.

     

    During consideration of the item it was noted that:

    ·  In an update to the report, the micro surfacing works in Dumpton Park Drive had now been completed.

    ·  Thanks were offered for the work carried out at the Ursuline School crossing; the work had been conducted with consideration for the residents in mind.

    ·  Thanks were offered for the delay to works at Grotto Hill, which had minimised the disruption to businesses during the summer season.

    ·  Mr Valek offered to check if a bollard could be added to the planned works on Albion Road, at the pinch point.  This would stop cars from driving on the pavement.

    ·  Mr Valek offered to get more details regarding the plan for the drainage remedial works at Callis Court Road.

     

    The report was noted.

     

     

5.

Parking and Waiting Review - Thanet Various pdf icon PDF 74 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor Towning spoke under Council procedure 20.1.  He noted that in the Palm Bay area vehicles such as campervans had been parked for a long period of time.  He felt there should be one hour of free parking to allow school children to be dropped off and collected, and there should be a restriction on overnight parking from 6pm to 6am.

     

    Proposed Restrictions on Parking and Waiting.

    Ms Glaiser, Uniformed Services Enforcement Manager, TDC, introduced the report detailing the new proposals for restrictions in Thanet.

     

    During consideration of the item it was noted that:

    • Parish/Town Councils should also be consulted.
    • Officers had visited 100’s of requested sites to establish where restrictions were appropriate.  Following this examination, the proposals were brought to the Board.
    • The proposal’s would now have three weeks of public consultation, if objections were received they would then come back to the Board for further consideration.

     

    Councillor Fellows proposed, Councillor Potts seconded and the Board agreed to recommend:

     

    ‘That subject to the views of this Board the recommendations shown in appendix 1 are approved and that the proposals which require statutory consultation are advertised, and that any traffic related objections are reported back to a future meeting of the Board.’

     

    Proposal for Prohibition on Waiting by Motor Caravans Review

    Ms Glaiser detailed the proposals for Campervan restrictions and provided members with an overview of the responses to the consultation. She noted that there had been a large number of respondents to the consultation, both in support of the proposals and in objection to them. 

     

    During consideration of the item, the following comments from Members were noted:

    • Enforcement would need to happen overnight, the Council should not put rules in place that were not enforced.  Ms Glaiser advised that officers normally worked from 6am to 10pm.
    • Alternative parking locations were needed if restrictions were imposed.
    • The restrictions could start from 8pm rather than 6pm to enable owners to miss rush hour traffic when leaving the area.
    • The response to the consultation showed that there needed to be a balanced response.
    • Existing legislation should be enough to manage the issue.
    • Adapted commercial vans that stayed in one place for a long time were a problem. 
    • There could be a three day limit and then no return for a week, perhaps using a parking permit system.  However, Ms Glaiser advised that this would be difficult for the Council to facilitate.
    • The Council could charge £20 to park in Barns Car Park or Minis Bay car park for a night.
    • Visitors should be welcomed, although in Palm Bay some people appeared to be living in their Campervans all year round.
    • Facilities should be provided to allow people to use their motorhome.

     

    Following the debate, Councillor Fellows proposed, Councillor Wright seconded and the Board agreed:

     

    ‘To endorse the proposals detailed in annex 2 of the report, however it recommended that officers look into options to allow Campervans to use car parks.  It was noted that this use would require a period of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Verbal Update Regarding Disabled Persons Parking Bays.

7.

Agreement on Joint transportation Boards between Kent County Council and Thanet District Council pdf icon PDF 77 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Mr Thomas, Transportation and Depot Manager, TDC, introduced the item, and highlighted the major differences between the existing and new agreement.

     

    Mr Thomas, Transportation and Depot Manager, TDC, introduced the item, and highlighted the major differences between the existing and new agreement.

     

    During consideration of the item it was noted that:

    • The Parish/Town Council representative was elected each year by the Thanet Area Committee. 
    • Two Parish/Town Council representatives could provide more local knowledge than one; the new agreement offered the flexibility to have up to three.
    • The agreement should be reviewed every four years, but could be cancelled by either party within that time if six months' notice was given.

     

    Councillor Potts proposed, Councillor Pennington seconded and the Board agreed to recommend the Agreement to Cabinet for approval.