Agenda and draft minutes

SCR - Transport Board - Friday, 12th June, 2020 2.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

Apologies were noted as above.

2.

Declarations of Interest by individual Members in relation to any item of business on the agenda

Minutes:

None.

3.

Active Travel Emergency COVID-19 Response pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A report was considered which outlined the SCR proposal for active travel interventions submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) for £1.437m Emergency Active Travel Funding.  In line with the agreed Assurance Framework the paper sought approval of four schemes with a total value of £1.401m and also sought delegated authority to the Head of Paid Service in consultation with the S73 and Monitoring Officer to enter into legal agreements for the schemes.

 

The Board was informed that the government released new statutory guidance on the 9th May, along with an announcement of £250m of emergency funding this year for Active Travel.  The statutory guidance was further clarified in a letter from the DfT advising that the changes to the SCR plan should be based on their Local Cycling and Investment Plan (LCWIP) and include:

 

  • Re-allocating road space to active travel, including the use of cones etc.
  • Routing car travel away from congested places.
  • Engaging with employers with information and measures to support active travel.
  • Reducing speed limits.
  • Creating pop-up features such as park and ride and temporary cycle parking etc.

 

On the 27th May a letter was sent to the SCR detailing that the funding would be split into two phases and set out the details of the process for applying for the first £45m (SCR indicative allocation £1.437m).  The first phase was targeted at closing roads to through traffic, installing segregated cycle lanes and widening pavements.  Further written clarification from the DfT was received that work being implemented in response to the letter on 9th May would qualify for this funding provided that it met the criteria.

 

RESOLVED – That the Board approve:

 

i)             The allocation of funding to the four Local Authorities and SCR and the proposals submitted to the DfT to the value of £1.437m in relation to the government’s Emergency Active Travel funding.

 

ii)            Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (BMBC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £241,000 grant to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

iii)           Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (RMBC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £265,000 grant to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

iv)           Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (DMBC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £311,000 grant to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

v)            Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (SCC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £584,000 grant to Sheffield City Council.

 

vi)        Delegated authority to be given to the Head of Paid Service on consultation with S73 Officer and the Monitoring Officer to enter into legal agreement for the schemes covered in ii to v above.

4.

Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme Approvals pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

The Board considered a report which, in line with the agreed Assurance Framework, sought approval of four schemes with a total value of £1.401m and also sought delegated authority to the Head of Paid Service in consultation with S73 Officer and Monitoring Officer to enter into legal agreements for the schemes.

 

The Board was informed that on 1st June the MCA agreed to accept the Emergency Active Travel Grant Funding from the government and confirmed that proposals for investment should be determined by the Transport Board based on the Local Cycle and Walking Investment Plan.  The schemes would include:

 

  • Re-allocating road space to active travel, including the use of cones etc.
  • Routing car travel away from congested places.
  • Engaging with employers with information and measures to support active travel.
  • Reducing speed limits.
  • Creating pop-up features such as park and ride and temporary cycle parking.

 

Approval was sought for four schemes, which were detailed within the report, with a total value of £1.401m.

 

RESOLVED – That the Board approve:

 

i)             The allocation of funding to the four Local Authorities and SCR and the proposals submitted to the DfT to the value of £1.437m in relation to the government’s Emergency Active Travel funding.

 

ii)            Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (BMBC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £241,000 grant to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

iii)           Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (RMBC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £265,000 grant to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

iv)           Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (DMBC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £311,000 grant to Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.

 

v)            Progression of Active Travel Emergency Fund Programme (SCC) (as detailed within the report) to full approval and award of £584,000 grant to Sheffield City Council.

 

vi)        Delegated authority to be given to the Head of Paid Service on consultation with S73 Officer and the Monitoring Officer to enter into legal agreement for the schemes covered in ii to v above.

5.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

None.