Report of the Town Clerk.
Members considered a report of the Town Clerk regarding public actions and the following points were made.
22/2020/P - Gateway 5 Bank Junction Improvements Report to include sections on inclusion of COVID schemes, and non-statutory engagement activity.
The Director of the Built Environment reiterated that consultation on Bank Junction would be undertaken in the New Year. Modelling work on the impact of temporary schemes in response to Covid-19 was also ongoing. A further report would be submitted to the Sub Committee in February 2021.
A Member advised that a letter from external stakeholders local to the Bank Area had been sent to the Town Clerk and Lord Mayor, and asked if officers had received the letter or been made aware of its contents. The Director of the Built Environment advised that a letter had been sent to the Lord Mayor regarding the impact of temporary interventions in response to Covid-19 in the area. The Director advised that they believed a response had been sent but would check if there had been any further dialogue. Information on this could be circulated to Members alongside the All Change at Bank consultation plan.
A Member advised that some businesses had reported that the temporary schemes had caused difficulties for service vehicles, and these concerns would need to be taken into account. The Chairman advised that this was more a matter for the Streets & Walkways Sub Committee, but that he appreciated the difficult balance in implementing the schemes and concerns should be reported. The Director of the Built Environment added that specific concerns should be forwarded to officers who wanted to capture all views in assessing the schemes.
RESOLVED – That the list of public actions be received.