Councillors and committees

Agenda item

Local Improvement Plan (LIP) 2019-20

This report outlines the schemes considered for inclusion in the 2019/20 Annual Spending Submission bid to Transport for London (TfL), and provides an indicative programme for the development and submission of the Council’s ‘Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 3’ document, which is being developed in parallel. The report incorporates feedback received from the four Neighbourhood Committees.

Decision:

Resolved that –

 

1.    the comments from the four Neighbourhood Committees, as set out in Annex 3 of the report, on the schemes included in the submission (Annex 1 of the report) are noted;

 

2.    the proposed schemes, as listed in the table in Annex 1 of the report, are endorsed and included in the indicative submission to TfL in November 2018 for the 2019/20 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) programme in support of LIP3;

 

3.    the revised Capital Programme for 2018/19, as set out in Annex 2 of the report, is approved subject to securing TfL’s agreement; and

 

4.    full and proper consideration is given to access mobility issues during the design and implementation of all future schemes.   

Minutes:

The Committee considered the schemes proposed for inclusion in the 2019/20 Annual Spending Submission bid to Transport for London (TfL) and the indicative programme for the development and submission of the Council’s ‘Local Implementation Plan (LIP) 3’ document. TfL funding is provided to London boroughs to support local transport improvements that accord with the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS) goals as set out in the Greater London Authority Act 1999. In order to secure funding the Council must be able to demonstrate that each scheme submitted supports the MTS’ goals. Boroughs must show how proposals support the vision to transform London streets, improve public transport and create opportunities for new homes and jobs.

 

The borough’s current LIP (version 2) was approved with a 3-year investment programme for the period 2011-2014. This was followed by an updated 3-year LIP Delivery Plan covering the period between April 2014 and April 2017. Since April 2017 interim arrangements have been in place and a new LIP3 document is now required to set out how the borough will deliver the latest MTS over the life of that document, up to 2041, and a draft needs to be submitted to TfL and the Mayor of London by 2 November 2018.

 

The Committee received a submission on the report from the Kingston Centre of Independent Living’s (KCIL) Access and Mobility Committee. KCIL asked the Committee to consider the following points:

 

·         Public realm schemes should ensure that paving materials, and their method of installation, are in accordance with British Standards.

·         Tactile paving should be used appropriately and not overused, in accordance with Department for Transport Guidance.

·         The use of 200 Lux lighting at ground level for night time lighting.

·         The inclusion of Disability Awareness in the proposal’s Behaviour Change Programme.

·         Disabled people feel vulnerable using Shared Spaces. There should be no further development of Shared Space schemes following the publication of the Department for Transport’s ‘Inclusive Transport Strategy – Improving Access for Disabled People’ which states that these schemes should be halted while the guidance on Shared Spaces is being updated.

·         ‘Boarded’ and ‘Bus stop bypasses’ where passengers alight into a cycle lane are inaccessible and dangerous.

·         Street furniture should be designed and installed in accordance with British Standards and an appropriate number of seats should be in place on all approaches to town centres.

·         Buses are accessible to wheelchair users but journeys are often uncomfortable and painful where road surfaces are uneven or damaged.

·         Consultation should be conducted early on, at the detailed design stage, in keeping with the Public Sector Equality Duty as set out in the Equality Act 2010.

 

The Committee welcomed the submission from KCIL. It was the Committee’s view that it is important to ensure that full and proper consideration is given to access and mobility issues during the design and implementation of all future schemes. 

 

Resolved that –

 

1.    the comments from the four Neighbourhood Committees, as set out in Annex 3 of the report, on the schemes included in the submission (Annex 1 of the report) are noted;

 

2.    the proposed schemes, as listed in the table in Annex 1 of the report, are endorsed and included in the indicative submission to TfL in November 2018 for the 2019/20 Local Implementation Plan (LIP) programme in support of LIP3;

 

3.    the revised Capital Programme for 2018/19, as set out in Annex 2 of the report, is approved subject to securing TfL’s agreement; and

 

4.    full and proper consideration is given to access and mobility issues during the design and implementation of all future schemes.

 

Voting: Unanimously in favour.

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