Update - 4th February 2015
following the county council cabinet meeting
The county council's Cabinet met on Wednesday 4th February, and deferred the decision on the Cheltenham Transport Plan Traffic Regulation Orders.
The county council's Cabinet wishes to better understand and consider the following points:-
- The impact of the Traffic Regulations Committee recommendation to only make the Boots Corner elements of the Traffic Regulations experimental has raised concerns about the cost implications of the experimental trial and the impact of changes on the budget approvals for the scheme. Officers need time to further assess the implementation of the scheme in order to understand the financial risks associated with the committee's recommendations and to be able to communicate these to Cabinet for their consideration of the matter.
- Cabinet would also like to see a more detailed implementation plan with timescales so that they can more fully understand the impact of the delivery of the scheme on the capital programme particularly during a time when the Highway Authority is delivering a number of other large schemes potentially including the Elmbridge major scheme.
- A number of issues were raised during the debate at Cheltenham Borough's full council meeting which Cabinet Members feel need to be addressed before considering its decision. In particular, Cabinet need to understand the impact of the amended wording of the Cheltenham Borough decision to include the requirements for the Highway Authority to establish the assessment criteria and monitoring regime in advance of the Boots Corner trial. Cabinet wishes to review the criterion before considering its decision on this matter.
The next available Cabinet meeting is on April 15.
It is not believed that the change in date materially impacts on the proposed delivery programme.