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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Henry Colthurst, Deputy Jamie Ingham Clark, Oliver Lodge, Deputy Brian Moony, Sylvia Moys, Jason Pritchard, Graeme Smith and Deputy James Thompson.

 

A member stated that it was unacceptable for so many Committee members to be missing without having submitted apologies and this could leave the Committee open to criticism.

 

The Chairman advised that he would seek to address this.

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2.

Sir Michael Bear

Minutes:

On behalf of the Committee the Chairman paid tribute to Sir Michael Bear who was retiring from the Court of Aldermen and therefore the Planning and Transportation Committee.

 

The Chairman expressed his thanks to Sir Michael for his great contribution to the Committee, and to the City of London overall.

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3.

Members' Declarations under the Code of Conduct in respect of items on the agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 373 KB

To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 14 November 2017.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 14 November 2017 be approved subject to the following amendments:

 

The deletion of James de Sausmarez as having given apologies as he was present at the meeting.

 

Mr de Sausmarez had also expressed an interest in agenda items 6a) and 6b) by virtue of being a member of St Paul’s Cathedral Council, and had abstained from the voting on those items.

 

Matters Arising

 

Thames Court Footbridge

 

In response to a question concerning what progress has been made since the last meeting, officers advised that the legal work in relation to the actual ownership of the bridge was continuing, and the additional information requested by the Chairman of the Projects Sub-Committee had been provided so there would be no delays.

 

Death of a Pedestrian at Ludgate Circus

 

The Committee was advised that a letter on behalf of the Chairman had now been drafted and would be sent to both TfL and the Walking and Cycling Commission requesting an urgent meeting which both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman would attend together with officers.

 

It was agreed that a copy of the letter be circulated to all Members of the Committee.

 

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5.

Streets and Walkways Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To note the minutes of the Streets and Walkways Sub-Committee held on 17 October 2017.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the minutes of the Streets and Walkways Sub-Committee held on 17 October be received.

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6.

DELEGATED DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 204 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director in respect of development and advertising applications determined by the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director or those so authorised under their delegated powers since the last meeting.

 

RESOLVED - That the report be noted.

 

 

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7.

Valid applications list for committee pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director.

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report of the Chief Planning Officer and Development Director detailing valid development applications received by the Department of the Built Environment since the last meeting.

 

RESOLVED - That the report be noted.

 

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8.

Revenue and Capital Budgets - 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Report of The Chamberlain, the Director of the Built Environment and the Director of Open Spaces

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received a report detailing the annual submission of the revenue and capital budgets overseen by the Committee, and seeking approval to the latest revenue budget for 2017/18 and provisional revenue budget for 2018/19, for subsequent submission to the Finance Committee.  Details of the Committee’s draft capital budget were also provided.

 

In response to a question concerning improvement works at Blackfriars Bridge, something which the previous Chairman had undertaken to do, Members were advised that this would be incorporated into the parapet repairs which were due to commence in January/February 2018 and a Gateway report would come to the Committee then.

 

RESOLVED - to

 

1)            Note the latest 2017/18 revenue budget;

 

2)            Review the provisional 2018/19 revenue budget to ensure that it reflects the Committee’s objectives and, if so, approve the budget for submission to the Finance Committee;

 

3)            Review and approve the draft capital budget;

 

4)            Review and approve the draft 50 year Bridges’ Repairs, Maintenance and Major Works Fund budgets and the consequent required contributions;

 

5)            Note the Building Repairs and Maintenance asset verification exercise being undertaken by the City Surveyor and agree that any minor changes for 2017/18 latest and 2018/19 original budgets arising from this exercise be delegated to the Chamberlain; and

 

6)            Authorise the Chamberlain to revise these budgets for changes to the Building Repairs and Maintenance assets, and in respect of recharges.

 

 

 

 

 

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9.

Freight and Servicing Supplementary Planning Document - Consultation and Adoption pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Director of the Built Environment

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn.

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10.

Pay & Display Machines - Equipment Replacement pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Report of the Director of the Built Environment

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Minutes:

The Committee received a Gateway 7 report in relation to equipment replacement for Pay and Display machines.

 

RESOLVED - To

 

Note that the project was now completed and no further machine upgrades were proposed; and

 

Agree that cashless parking be rolled out more widely across the City following the successful outcome of the trial, and the continuing rise of payments made by mobile phone payment technology.

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11.

Street Lighting Strategy pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report of the Director of the Built Environment

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received a report concerning the City Lighting Strategy which sought to improve the quality, efficiency, sustainability and consistency of lighting for the whole City, providing a holistic approach to lighting and helping to ensure a safe, vibrant and pleasant night environment for businesses, residents and visitors.

 

The Strategy also considered the negative consequences of artificial lighting and how a healthy and sustainable balance can be achieved between light and darkness within the City, maintaining safety and security considerations as paramount.

 

RESOLVED - That the draft City Lighting Strategy be approved for public consultation to be initiated in January 2018.

 

 

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12.

Introduction of Emission Based Tariffs for On-Street Parking & Cashless Parking pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Report of the Director of the Built Environment

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report recommending the introduction of a new tariff for on-street parking charges based on variable charging according to their emissions, as well as the implementation of cashless parking across the majority of the City with a significant further removal of Pay & Display (P&D) machines, only retaining those machines at locations where cash continued to be a popular method of payment.

 

RESOLVED to agree to:

 

Emission Based Tariff- (Vote – 16 In Favour, 3 Against, 0 Abstentions)

 

·         Commence the statutory process for the introduction of a new tariff structure for on-street parking charges based on vehicle type and emissions as outlined in paragraph 11 of the report.

 

Cashless Parking – (Vote – 18 In Favour, 0 Against, 0 Abstentions)

 

 

·         Remove most of the Pay & Display machines for on-street parking payments in the City with the exception of those locations that continue to receive a relatively high level of cash payments, and commence the statutory process to remove the convenience fee of 20p currently applied to each mobile phone parking transaction

 

·         Delegate to the Director of the Built Environment authority to consider all consultation responses and representations in response to the proposal to introduce a new tariff structure and to determine whether or not to make the necessary Order (subject to being satisfied that no major new issues or significant public concern has arisen during the consultation process).  If major new issues or significant public concern have arisen the decision whether or not to introduce the new tariff structure and remove the convenience fee will be brought back to Planning & Transportation Committee. 

 

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13.

Bank on Safety pdf icon PDF 661 KB

Report of the Director of the Built Environment.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received an update on how the Bank on Safety experimental scheme was initially performing against the approved key success criteria.

 

The Chairman reported that the London Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) had written to him again regarding the impact on the taxi trade, and they had also been monitoring ranks and journey times both before and after the scheme which they would be sharing with the CoL in due course.

 

The Chairman advised that he had agreed to meet with the LTDA together with officers, however he had stressed that the scheme was only half way through its trial period and was still subject to further monitoring to assess whether it had met its objectives.

 

Members raised a number of questions regarding possible exemptions for taxis carrying blue badge holders, whether or not the scheme had caused problems elsewhere, and how cyclists and buses could be made to reduce their speeds.

 

RESOLVED   - To note the progress made to date on monitoring the Bank on Safety experimental scheme and that a further report on the consultation results be submitted when available.

 

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14.

Draft Departmental Business Plan 2018/19 - Department of the Built Environment pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Report of the Director of the Built Environment.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report presenting for information the draft high-level business plans for the Department of the Built Environment for 2018/19, which were presented alongside the departmental estimate report to enable the draft ambitions and objectives to be discussed in conjunction with the draft budget for the forthcoming year.

 

RESOLVED - That the draft high-level business plans for 2018/19 for the Department of the Built Environment noted.

 

 

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15.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the committee

Minutes:

Questions from Graham Harrower

 

“Does the Chairman agree that:

 

(a) the number of Members of this Committee attending most of this meeting so far is not less than half of the total number of 35, and is in fact 21;

 

(b) the higher than usual number of late arrivals is to be expected in the current weather conditions; and

 

(c) the number of Members attending has not impaired the usual vigorous debate on issues before this Committee.”

 

The Chairman’s answer to each of those questions was “yes”.

 

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16.

Any other Business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

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17.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION – That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED - That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

 

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18.

Freight Programme Update

Report of the Director of the Built Environment

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report updating on progress delivering the Strategic Transportation team’s freight programme.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

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19.

Annual Waivers Report 2016/17

Report of the Chamberlain

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Minutes:

The Committee received the Annual Waivers report for 2016/17.

 

 

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20.

Planning & Regulatory Services Casework Management System (PRSCMS)

Report of the Director of Markets & Consumer Protection and the Director of the Built Environment

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a joint report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection and the Director of the Built Environment concerning the Planning and Regulatory Services Casework Management System.

 

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21.

Debt Arrears - Built Environment

Report of the Director of the Built Environment

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Minutes:

The Committee received a report detailing the arrears of invoiced income as at 30th September 2017.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

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22.

Non-Public questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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23.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the committee agrees should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

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