A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks approval to undertake detailed design and statutory consultation for segregated cycling facilities and public realm improvements at Enfield Town. (Key decision – reference number 4112)
Note: For ease of reference, the appendices to this report have been provided separately to the main agenda and are listed as a supplementary pack on the Council’s website.
(7.10 – 7.40 pm)
Councillor Taylor (Leader of the Council) welcomed those members of the public present at the meeting and advised all in attendance that a copy of the large scale plans for the proposals for both Cycle Enfield reports were available at the meeting for viewing, Appendix A to the reports referred.
Councillor Daniel Anderson (Cabinet Member for Environment) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.151) seeking approval to undertake detailed design and statutory consultation for segregated cycling facilities and public realm improvements at Enfield Town. Councillor Anderson drew Members’ attention to the Cabinet report and supporting pack of appendices setting out the detailed background information to the proposals under consideration.
1. That the proposals now presented were the result of a two year process of engagement. Section 4 of the report outlined the detailed consultation process which had been undertaken. A public engagement event had been held in February 2015 and, a TfL sponsor review had been carried out in June 2015, as set out in the report. A 12 week consultation had taken place, as outlined in section 4 of the report. This had included writing to approximately 53,000 properties within a 1km radius of the centre of Enfield Town; consultation with specific community groups; a business event; and, public exhibition. The public consultation had started on 25 September 2015 and had run until 18 December 2015. A high level of response had been received, as set out in the report. The results of the consultation and resulting changes to design were set out in Appendix B1 of the report.
2. That throughout 2016, the Council’s designers had continued to amend the initial proposals to take account of the extensive consultation feedback, which had favoured Cecil Road remaining one-way with two-way cycle lanes, and Church Street remaining open for all vehicular access.
3. The specific engagement which had been undertaken with young people, as outlined in section 4 of the report, to ensure that their views were considered; approximately 1,100 young people had been involved in the engagement events.
4. The comments which had been received from the emergency services and the impact assessments which had been undertaken. Particular attention was drawn to the Economic Impact Assessment and Air Quality Assessment. Councillor Anderson highlighted the challenges faced with regard to air quality and reported that representations had been made to the Mayor of London that the proposed ultra-low emission zone needed to include the M25; restrictions were currently only proposed for Inner London; this would have a negative impact on outer London boroughs. The challenges faced by Enfield, due to an increasing population and increased car usage, were recognised.
5. Councillor Anderson acknowledged the level of engagement and extensive comments which had been received and also noted the points that had been raised by Councillor Mike Rye in recent correspondence. All comments had been and would continue to be considered and fed into the scheme design process. Subject to Cabinet approval this evening, the scheme ... view the full minutes text for item 7