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Declarations of Interest
Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.
There were no declarations of interest.
To consider the minutes of the meeting of Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee, held 18th October 2017.
Further to minute 19 (5) of the meeting held on 18th October 2017 the Sub-Committee were advised of a required amendment to application PTC/09/17, Whitelees Road parking restrictions, in such much as the amount approved should read £4000 rather than £10000.
That with the amendment stated above the minutes of the meeting of the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee held on 18th October 2017 be approved as a correct record.
The Sub-Committee is asked to consider a proposal to permanently close the Bethany Lane, Newhey to through traffic.
The Sub-Committee considered a report from the Director of Neighbourhoods requesting approval of an Experimental Traffic Order at Bethany Lane, Newhey for the prohibition of motor vehicles from a point 288 metres east of its junction with Haugh Square for a distance of 1 metre in an easterly direction.
Introduce a permanent Traffic Regulation Order was discounted because if any problems occurred following the introduction of the restriction, the bollards could not be removed without a further TRO being made to revoke the original one. This would be an added expense.
That the Experimental Traffic Order at Bethany Lane, Newhey for the prohibition of motor vehicles from a point 288 metres east of its junction with Haugh Square for a distance of 1 metre in an easterly direction; be approved.
Reason for decision:
Bethany Lane is a single track road which is used as a short cut between Huddersfield Road (A 640) and Newhey Road / Milnrow Road (A 663). During both emergency and planned closures of the westbound carriageway of the M 62, between junctions 22 and 21, the formation of queues along Huddersfield Road has in some instances resulted in Bethany Lane being used as an alternative route. It is impassable for larger vehicles due to its reduced carriageway width and poor horizontal alignment along the midsection of the route. Standard sized vehicles are also hindered from passing along the lane due to the restricted width at certain points along it.
The Sub-Committee is asked to consider providing funding to various bodies who have submitted applications.
The Director of Neighbourhoods submitted a report requesting the Sub-Committee consider applications for funding that had been submitted by and on behalf of individuals and groups and for projects.
Alternatives considered: the Sub-Committee were asked to support or decline proposed schemes within the submitted report.
The Sub-Committee received representations from applicants who addressed Members in relation to their applications.
(1) The expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;
(2) The decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;
(3) The Sub-Committee notes that the Townships& Communities Manager has assessed the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of the Pennines Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks have been identified;
(4) The Townships & Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of this Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make appropriate decisions on any deferred projects;
(5) Applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report, were determined as follows:
Reasons for decision:
Management of the Pennines Township Fund was a function delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee. Pennines Township Funds were allocated to various projects and schemes that would benefit the Township’s community and environment, and help to realise the Township’s priorities. The report also enabled the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of these Funds.