Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Member Signing
Thursday, 26th January, 2023 11.15 am

Contact: Felicity Foley, Committees Manager  2919, Email: felicity.foley@haringey.gov.uk

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15.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

16.

Declarations of interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

Minutes:

None.

17.

Review of five School Streets pdf icon PDF 707 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Climate Action, Environment and Transport (and Deputy Leader of the Council) considered the report which reported on the impact of five School Streets introduced under experimental traffic orders (ETOs) made on the following dates:

·         Coleridge Primary School Street (SS21) made on 20 August 2021

·         Earlham Primary School Street (SS22) made on 20 August 2021

·         The Mulberry Primary School Street (SS23) made on 20 August 2021

·         Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park School Street (SS07) made on 1 April 2021, subsequently revoked with a new ETO made on 23 November 2021

·         Harris Academy Tottenham School Street (SS08) made on 11 March 2022

 

The statutory objections made in response to the ETO consultations, as well as other feedback received were also noted.

 

The Cabinet Member drew attention to the data and evaluation for School Streets, as set out in section 6 of the report and the appendices.

 

RESOLVED to

 

1.         Note the outcome of the trial/experimental period of the five School Streets, as detailed in the Monitoring Report (Appendix A of the report);

 

2.         Consider the objections to each School Street (Appendix B of the report) and officer’s responses to the themes raised (Appendix C of the report);

 

3.         Approve the making permanent of all ETOs associated with the five School Streets shown in the plans contained in Appendix A4 of the report, subject to the outcome of any statutory traffic order procedures.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

As set out in Haringey Council’s School Streets Plan[1] and subsequent delegated authority decisions, the Council agreed to implement five School Streets (shown in the plans contained in Appendix A4) using experimental traffic orders (ETOs).

 

The procedures for an ETO are defined by legislation[2].  An ETO can last for a maximum of 18 months and involves a 6-month statutory consultation that commences from the date that the order comes into effect. It runs concurrently with the commencement of the scheme.  After 6 months (but before 18 months has expired), the Council must decide whether to revoke the ETO, amend the ETO (and invoke another 6-month consultation window) or make the order, and thus the scheme, permanent.

 

The use of ETOs has enabled the swift implementation of School Streets. The decision to use ETOs was taken, in part, by a need to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support social distancing and reduce the risk of a damaging car-led recovery. ETOs have allowed the Council and the public to assess the schemes in operation, rather than try and predict their impact. Implementation using ETOs also encourages local residents who may otherwise be unaware of proposals to gain a sense of how well they think a scheme is working and provide feedback on that basis.

 

As the 6-month statutory consultation period has completed on all five School Streets, it is possible for the Council to take a decision on whether to make permanent the traffic orders associated with those School Streets.

 

The five School Streets under consideration in this report are  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.