Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

PRAYERS

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on 5 September  2019.    (previously circulated).

 

4.

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.

 

 

5.

MAYOR'S COMMUNICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive Mayor’s communications and announcements.

 

6.

URGENT BUSINESS

To receive any items of business which in the opinion of the Mayor are urgent. 

 

7.

PETITIONS AND PUBLIC QUESTIONS

To receive petitions and public questions in accordance with Standing Order 9.

8.

REVIEW OF PROPORTIONALITY pdf icon PDF 55 KB

9.

CABINET MEMBERS REPORTS

In accordance with Standing Order 11.1 to receive reports from Cabinet Members in the following order and under Standing Order 11.2 (a) Members of the Council may ask questions of the Cabinet Member on their reports and Portfolio areas:

 

(Councillors are reminded that this is a question and answer session not a debate.)

 

 

9i

Business Development - Councillor G Middleton pdf icon PDF 59 KB

9ii

Commercial Services - Councillor P Kunes pdf icon PDF 54 KB

9iii

Development - Councillor R Blunt pdf icon PDF 368 KB

9iv

Environment - Councillor I Devereux pdf icon PDF 59 KB

9v

Housing - Councillor A Lawrence pdf icon PDF 104 KB

9vi

Project Delivery - Councillor P Gidney pdf icon PDF 55 KB

9vii

Deputy Leader and Culture, Heritage and Health - Councillor Mrs E Nockolds pdf icon PDF 65 KB

9viii

Leader and Resources - Councillor B Long pdf icon PDF 60 KB

10.

MEMBERS QUESTION TIME

In accordance with Standing Order 11.2 (b), Members of the Council may ask any questions of the Chairman of any Council Body (except the Cabinet).

11.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COUNCIL BODIES

(Members are reminded this is a debate, not a question and answer session)

To consider the following recommendations to Council:

 

11i

Cabinet: 24 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

CAB53: Boal Quay – Gallery Proposal

CAB54: Nar Ouse Enterprise Zone Implementation and Delivery

CAB55: Heritage Action Zone – Chapel Street

 

12.

NOTICES OF MOTION

To consider the following Notices of Motion:

 

(3/19), submitted by Councillor J Moriarty:

 

In 2018 this Council introduced a new system for sifting planning applications. Said scheme was subsequently reviewed in early 2019.

 

On both occasions the council breached its own Scheme of Community Involvement (SCI) by failing to consult key partners in the planning process, namely Parish Councils.

 

It is agreed there will now be a consultation exercise with Parish Councils, said exercise to be overseen by an appropriate panel or body of elected councillors.

 

(4/19), submitted by Councillor A Kemp:

 

Lynn Transport Plan and Hardings Way Bus Lane

 

A large number of Constituents across the Borough, including South Lynn and the Friars, and from the Walpoles to North Runcton and Setchey, are now aware of the harm, distress and adverse impact on disabled residents, people in mobility scooters, families with children and prams, retired residents, those less able to walk and children walking to school, in the South Lynn community, the Friars and other parts of the Borough, for whom Hardings Way is the only safe route into town, if Council goes ahead with its plan to run a road through the Buggy Pavement & Safe Route to School, and allow traffic, HGV’s and two other roads across the Wisbech Road part of Hardings Way Bus Lane; and want to avoid the detrimental impacts.

 

In 2009, a bid for £5.3m funding from the Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF 2) to implement a package of transportation improvements in King’s Lynn, was approved at the Borough’s Cabinet.

 

This included a public transport road link across the waterfront area from Wisbech Road to Boal Quay. 

 

This public transport link was Hardings Way.

 

The purpose of Hardings Way was to speed up buses through the bus lane and reduce congestion, air pollution and emissions from buses from London Road, from the town centre and from the gyratory.

 

Members - and the local community - were advised that it was envisaged that the road would never be a through traffic route, with the exception of buses. 

 

The Transport Statement said that ‘’ the route would initially be used by 13 buses per hour, off peak, in each direction throughout the day, rising to an anticipated 15 per hour from 2016 and 17 per hour from 2021. During peak hours, initial estimates are that 22 services per hour will use the route (0800 to 0900 and 1700 to 1800 Monday to Friday) It is likely that by 2021 the weekday am/pm peak could be up to a maximum of 26 per hour in each direction. There would be significantly less bus movements in all off peak periods”.

 

The Development Control Board said: 

“The provision of the bus route is expected to reduce bus journey times, equating to a time saving of 4 minutes for AM peak inbound journeys and 3 minutes for PM peak outbound journeys.

 

In addition to extended scheduled journey times currently experienced at peak periods, extended layover times between journeys  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.